Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!


S~ Today we honor our mothers. As I sit here, while Teresa and Clare are still sleeping, and Jamie is having his breakfast, I am in awe of the mother my wife has become. Ten years ago, when I was in college, I met someone who took my breath away. She was so full of energy and character, it didn't take me long to fall in love with her. Yet, when we were crazy kids in college, no real talk of spending our lives together, I had no idea the blessing I was receiving. All I knew was that this girl I was dating was a lot of fun, and I was always happier when I was with her, so I married her. You have no way of knowing the woman you marry, what kind of mother she would turn out to be. Teresa has surprised me in so many ways, and I am so thankful to have someone who is so strong in my life. This past year, with all that we have gone through, God has shown me that my wife is a rare treasure. She has juggled numerous doctor's appointments with spending quality time with Jamie; she has spent twelve days in a hospital room (no small feat) taking care of Clare; she has managed a difficult medication schedule, and still got Jamie to his playgroups on time. She has sacrificed so much of her personal time to make sure the kids are getting the attention they need. She has watched her precious baby lying in an ICU and fighting for her life, while comforting me and helping me to be strong. I am not sure if I am communicating how truly a special person Teresa is. I would be lost without her. So today, on Mother's Day, I thank God for my wife, who has exceeded all my expectations as a mother for my children. She is such a blessing to me, Jamie, and Clare. Happy Mother's Day, Teresa! I love you, and I thank you for all that you do for me and the kids!

2 comments:

Aunt Joan said...

Shawn (& Teresa) What a most beautiful tribute to a mere human being! You are both so blessed to have each other, and those wonderful children are the most blest of all! May all of your days be filled with love, joy and laughter - but especially today. Happy Mother's Day, Teresa.
love, Aunt Joan & family

Auntie Becky said...

Tree,

Happy Mother's Day!! You deserve all the best. What a great a post! Again, I was brought to tears!! I need stock in tissues when I read the posts! You really are a wonderful Mom and , as I've said before, I truely admire you. You really give me stregnth, at times when those tough days come around. Thanks!
Love ya
Becky