Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gifts from God

Twice in the last couple of weeks it’s happened…one of my guys has texted about something random and have ended with “I love you Jeanne” or “I love you so much Mom.” Tears rise to my throat, right there at my desk. It just means so much to me! “I LOVE YOU TOO!!!” my heart screams.

Joel: I can’t tell you how thankful I am that God brought you into our lives! You have come to be just like our own son to us. From the first moment we saw you, our lives and hearts were changed. You were so serious, and shy back then…but your deep faith, sweetness, and unswerving integrity were obvious. The way you have opened up and accepted us is beyond beautiful to me. Your hard work in the navy, and long-suffering patience during your unemployment, and the way you now work a job that some would consider to be tedious with gratitude and a smile, is inspiring. The way you love, protect, and enjoy Becca is adorable, and precious. Your laugh, and cavernous dimples make me smile. Your quiet strength, maturity, and wisdom speaks to your relationship with God. Your really tight hugs make me truly feel loved. You are precious to me! I love you Joel! I love you so very much!

Peter: I know you don’t like the mushies, but I need you to know how proud I am of the man that you are. You are a hard worker, a great husband, and I can’t wait to see the kind of sweet father you will be to our little Eva Lynn in just a few short weeks. I am so thankful that God gave you to me. You have made my life full, poignant, interesting, but mostly meaningful. Your big brown eyes, and mischievous smirk, the way you tease, your Grandpa Hisey laugh, the way you sit next to me in our chair with your arm around me snuggling…the reverse of the way it used to be, your interest in learning about any and everything…cause me to love you even more. I cherish ever single moment I’ve had the privilege of being your Mom and having you in my life. I love you so much too, my son, I love you too!

My heart overflows with gratitude for the kids that God has given us. I love you all very much!

1 comment:

  1. Jeanne, reading this made me tear up. :) I called Joel out here and made him read it. ;) He said it meant a lot to him to read what your wrote. :) Thanks for loving him, I'm so glad you do. :) ~B