Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

Loved Ones,

It was a good day. It was a day that I felt Ray with us.

The girls "made" me breakfast in bed with a little help from Dunkin Donuts and Aunt Molly. One of my favorite things was this comment from Nora last night, "Mom, I don't want you to have to do any work on Mother's Day. So could you please get all your work done tonight?" She's a smart kid! But also so sweet, as she got Lucy out of bed herself so that I wouldn't wake up till at least 6:30!

The girls and I had fun just being together, along with a lovely brunch with my mom and sister, and fun times with the Fitzgeralds this evening.

A special spot in the day was our time at the cemetary. The girls and I headed there by ourselves, but when we arrived we were met by Ray's mom and sisters. Coincidence? I didn't think so and I thanked Ray for that, as it was so good to be there together instead of by ourselves.

We are so grateful for our family who played such a special part in this day, and in this whole year.

"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:14-19

not alone and not afraid --



Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you had a nice Mother's Day. You and your girls continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! Krista

Anonymous said...

I continue to be amazed by your strength and determination. I just wanted you and the family to know that I keep you in my thoughts and prayers daily. All my love--Bridgette

Melissa anderson said...

How wonderful that your mothers day was so nice. I think Maggie's comment shows that they really are aware that you do so much for them. What caring, sweet girls. The picture of the 4 of you is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Your strength is incredible--and I know you are strong because you are willing to say you are afraid and that you need help. I'm brought to tears each time I come to your blog -- and really it is because you are so amazing. I was happy to see you write that "you need you" -- keep an eye on that and attend to it as best you can for quite some time. You need to recoup. Keep doing what you are doing, the best you can, and your girls will find their way. Ray was an amazing person, he clearly found the perfect partner. Your older girls especially reflect his beautiful smile. You are in our family's thoughts and prayers always.