Mother’s Day

I was just looking at this photograph – most people haven’t seen it.  It hangs in a collection of black and whites on our wall.  I pulled it out this morning.  I’m staring at it, remembering, straining to feel every detail from that day…the way the beach smelled, the wind blowing on our faces, the feel of the sand in our toes.  How big sister Bailey directed the chaotic traffic that is her two brothers.  Christopher, hugging, laughing, running, and throwing sand.  And Luke, wide-open and smiling at everything.

I like looking at every detail of Susan.  The way she holds the kids.  The strands of hair the wind blows across her face.  Her effortless smile that is full of love for her kids.  The grace that radiates from her.

Mostly, today, this weekend, I remember how great of a mother she was to our kids.  It was one of the things she was born to do – be an amazing mom.  We will remember, and celebrate that, on Sunday.

Happy Mother’s Day, Susan – we love you, we miss you, we can’t wait to see you again.


4 Responses to “Mother’s Day”

  1. Misty Dove Says:

    Beautiful Jerel.. I will be praying for you and the kiddos this weekend.

  2. Charlotte Lennartz Says:

    Happy Mothers Day, Susan! We love you Jerel and will be praying for you and the kids.

  3. Lori Angel Stepp Says:

    Praying for you this and your children this weekend and this month as I am sure May brings many sweet memories for your family!

  4. Tammera Melissa Carter Says:

    Such a beautiful mothers day blog. thank you. She looks like an amazing mom and wife.

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