Thursday, May 5, 2016

Family is Family

Family is Family in church or in prison.  You can't live with or without them, you might talk about them, but if someone else does well then you'll knock them out because when it's all said and done their the only ones that you got.  Thanks to Kacey Musgraves for the very poignant lyrics.

Today I would like to celebrate my mom for all she has done for me. 
She was a great mom growing up, but I think she waited her whole life to be grandma! Though Mother's Day is this weekend, her birthday is today! 

My mom was so excited when she found out that she was going to be a grandmother.  She started spoiling Little Pope before he ever arrived!

And then he arrived and she was, as usual, the foundation that held everything together in a very challenging time.  I know underneath it all she did not feel that way, but being a mom is about continuing down the sometimes broken road.

I always tell her that she is definitely an old lady trying to get into heaven the way she spoils the kids because that is not the woman I grew up with.

Little Pope took his first steps towards her on his first birthday, which was a huge achievement for a preemie.

I am so happy that my crazy little ones have my mom to love them and say yes when I might say no!

She has always been there, even when things were a little scary, or even a lot scary!

When I was looking for pics there were about 10 of this exact shot of her holding a new-to-the-world Camo.  Guess she was a wee bit excited! Hopefully I picked one that you love Mom!

Every year she makes sure to get a pic with the kids, even if they are oblivious.  The memories are what matter!

I love that she watches my kids so I can shower uninterrupted.  They love her so much.  I love this blurry pic!  She later realized that the kids had gotten peanut butter on the lens!  It's all part of our crazy world!

Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day Mom!  I love you for all that you do for us!