Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Mommy and Peyton Sakura - Mother's Day 2009

Today was an amazing day, I was finally able to celebrate this holiday as a Mommy. I have always wanted to be a Mom, I never imagined that it would take as long as it did - but I am so proud to have the opportunity to be Peyton Sakura's Mom, to be chosen to raise this amazing little girl is more than I ever imagined - my love for her is beyond measure.

I know that there is a reason for everything that happens in our lives, and I know that I was always meant to have this precious little girl as my daughter....being a wife and mother have always been my lifelong dreams of mine.

I couldn't have chosen two better people than Dean and Peyton.

I do not have enough words to describe the way I feel today, so I won't even begin to try.

My Family
Dean and Peyton surprised me with a beautiful Tiffany bracelet with a lock charm engraved with Mom - it is so beautiful. Dean took this picture of Peyton with my box before I opened it (she must have thought it was funny that she kept the secret from Mommy).

My bracelet

Friends of our family (I taught two of their boys to swim back when I was a lifeguard and just 16 years old!) own this quaint little restaraunt downtown, and we have gone there to celebrate Mother's Day for many years, so I wanted my first Mother's Day celebration to be there, so my Mom came down here and we went to celebrate at The Garden Cafe.

Grandma, Peyton and Mommy

The Whole family celebrating Mother's Day

I also received a beautiful picture frame from my Mom which she bought intended for me to put one of my first pictures with Peyton in, and I did - it looks beautiful and will always remind me of our special trip to Japan to get our beautiful little baby girl. Such an amazing journey to an amazing little girl. Dean's sister Linda and their family sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers - I couldn't have chosen a better husband and equally I couldn't have chosen a better family. I received two very nice Happy 1st Mother's Day cards from special friends. I never knew how special life could be - Thank You all so much for making this such a special day.

This poem sums up the way I feel today and everyday since Peyton joined our family.

Today I kissed an angel.

I knew it from the start.

The first time my angel smiled at me;

I gave away my heart.

Today I kissed an angel;

This angel child of mine,

Though not of my creation,

My child by God's design.

Today I kissed an angel.

My heart is dancing wild;

Our family, by a miracle;

Blessed by our angel child.
© Brenda Meece


Aunt Carol said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful Mommy! Happy Mother's Day my dear friend!

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David and Samantha said...

What a lovely day you had! You are truly blessed!

Misty Clark said...

Looks like you also had a wonderful 1st Mother's Day! Beautiful bracelet! You all look so happy in your photos and Sakura is just so cute in every photo she's in.

Carrie said...

Jennifer, That is so beautiful and from your heart. I know exactly how you feel. That is how I felt my first mother's day with my daughter and now I got to experience that overjoyed feeling of love and joy and happiness with my baby boy and my big girl. It is incredible and I feel so blessed too and have never been happier. I love your pictures and your memories. Happy Mother's Day everyday because you are a mom every day and should celebrate that. It is a gift and we know it. I love to meet people who LOVE being a mom and appreciate it too.

Guess what? I have the matching necklace to your bracelet. Rich got it for me for my birthday--2 days after we got Seth's referral. Love that photo of Peyton smiling.

Cynthia, Daniel, and Cameron said...

Your family photos are beautiful and Peyton is SO adorable. Wow! I can't believe she's 3 months already!!! I also LOVE that photo of her with your present - she looks so happy and sweet! What a wonderful Mother's day!!

beem221 said...

so glad you got to enjoy your first mom's day - that first one is EXTRA special! love peyton's pictures!