Monday, May 13, 2013

My 3rd Mother's Day

I've spent the better part of an hour looking at this picture. Wondering what was going through Annabelle's mind while her daddy clicked and clicked, trying to get the one thing I wanted for Mother's Day--a picture to document that it happened in 2013. I know what was going through Jack's mind: "Let me down!"

But I've spent most of that time thinking how I can't and know I won't ever get over the fact that God has blessed me with these two precious little ones.

It was Annabelle's baby dedication day where her daddy and I dedicated ourselves to raising her in the knowledge of the Lord. One of my favorite things about baby dedication at our particular church is that our Pastor writes each child a letter to be opened on the day that they accept Christ. I pray so much that my babies come to know the Lord at an early age.

During the dedication time, our Pastor goes down the line of families (there were 5 this day) and prays for each baby by name. As soon as he said "Annabelle," our girl gave a little chirp! I don't know if she realized her name was called or not, but I choose to believe that she did. Either way it was adorable. She is such a sweet, sweet girl. I don't know if you can tell in that picture above, but right now she has beautiful red hair and blue eyes.

Since it was such a special day for our little family, both sets of our parents were here. I made reservations at my favorite local tea room, the Rose Garden in the Fort Worth Mercantile. That's what I wanted for Mother's day lunch, so everyone went along for the ride. No complaints though, even from the gentlemen.

Sunday evening, Mr. G dug out the soon-to-be-wilting pansies (although they were still beautiful today) and planted begonias in their place to ready our flower bed for summer. He brought in a geranium yesterday he had found Lowe's, knowing that I always love to have one on the front porch. My mom has always kept several potted on her porch, so it reminds me of home. He was sweet to remember it. (It's also the one plant that I'm pretty decent at keeping alive.)

I had a great mother's day weekend and hope you all did too!


  1. Y'all are the cutest little family. Geraniums always make me think of my grandparents. The smell ALWAYS takes me to their patio. :) Happy Mother's Day!

  2. Aw, we dedicated Isaac yesterday also!!! What a wonderful day :)

  3. What a wonderful day! And we were apparently on the same wavelength for post titles. :)

  4. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I just love the story about Annabelle's dedication. Precious!

  5. Aw - what a special Mother's Day! She is just precious, but I wouldn't expect any less!


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