_Melody and Christopher,
On April, 6, 1990 I became a wife and a mother. You both drew out of me a love and compassion I never knew existed. Feeling a sense of responsibility for your lives was both the scariest thing on earth and the greatest honor. Thank you for your patience and grace as I walked the path of parenthood for the first time. Over the years the Lord has truly blended our hearts into one of the greatest families in existence. Because of you, motherhood is one of my greatest joys in life.
_Sydni and Isaac,
I remember being a little girl imagining what my children would be like someday. Would I have all girls, all boys, or both. What would they look like? What should I name them? God totally exceeded my dreams and blew my mind in giving me both of you. From the last push in labor to the moment I held you both in my arms, my heart was captivated.
My little princess and God's special surprise, I cannot imagine life without you. You are the tie breaker, and you keep me young with your passion and zeal for life.
All of you are truly special to me in your own individual way and my life would not be the same without all of you in it. Every season, is full of exuberant joy, unforgettable moments and eternal imprints burned in my heart. Through the years, you all have helped me to grow, stretch and arise. Every time I hear any one of you say the word "Mom" my heart is overwhelmed. "MOM" means nurturer, guardian, teacher, care taker,life coach, mentor, and GIVER OF LIFE. What an incredible responsibility to lead and love 5 of the greatest human beings in the world.
_From Disney Cruises, to the Cayman Islands to just sitting in the living room and watching a family movie. Every moment we share together adds to my existence. I love our family moments when we are all together inhaling the essence of each other. I cherish our "talks" when you actually want to sit down with me individually and chat about life. Words cannot express the feeling of value that saturates me when I feel you uncovering and drawing out wisdom from within. I couldn't be more proud of each of you. I can honestly say, If I were stranded on an Island, I would not survive unless I had all of you with me. There is a piece of my heart that each of you have captured. I truly believe the World is blessed to have you in it.
Although I could go on and on, this Valentine's Day, I just want you to know that I love you Ferociously!
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