Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother’s Day 2011

By the time we got home last night, Maddie wasn’t feeling very well.  I gave her a bath and afterwards she said in a pathetic little voice, “Miss Jacquie, my head hurts.”  So, we left her with Dave and Tyler and Daisy and I went to get her some medicine.  When we got back, this is what we came home to… out like a light - so sweet.

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I know I’m way too old to STILL want babies, but I got to sit right behind THIS in church this morning…

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Isn’t he the most adorable thing?? I seriously wanted to just hold him.

I hope y’all had a happy Mother’s Day.  I am always so thankful for my mother.  She really is the model mom.  I’ve never heard her say an unkind word about anyone and she is the most submissive wife and sacrificial mother you will ever find.  (I didn’t get all those character traits, unfortunately.)  I am so thankful that God chose her to be my mother.

I’m also SO thankful for my boys… and the women God has placed in their lives.  They always make me feel special and loved – they know my love languages.

Last night, Tyler, Daisy and Maddie gave me an early Mother’s Day/Birthday gift.  A little book they made.  I LOVE it and it was just so thoughtful!! (Here are a few of the pages)

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We’ve had a lot of really significant and special moments in the past year …

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…and they captured so many moments for me to remember always.

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I started crying when I got to this page – our first time getting to take care of Maddie.

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Getting Maddie’s nails done for her birthday.

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Flying to Texas – Maddie’s first flight

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Loved this page!

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This has been a really meaningful weekend for the Goulets… and getting to finish it off with a wonderful Mother’s Day has heaped blessing upon blessing.

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:19 NIV)


The Garners said...

Oh--the book is so neat! How thoughtful! Happy Mother's Day to are always such an inspiration to me. I love to see the relationships you have with your boys--such an encouragement to me.

His Doorkeeper said...

Jacquie, THAT is the sweetest book! What a great surprise for a wonderful mother totally devoted to her children and "extended" children! Kayla, Daisy and Maddie are blessed!

Dorothy said...

The little memory book is such a neat idea. A great post! Glad you had a good day!

Kimberley said...

oh that book got me teary eyed!!! so so sweet!!

Kelley said...

I am tearing up right now! What a sweetheart to make such a book for you! I love it! You are a blessed Mama and Memere. (I think that is the sweetest name I have ever heard.)

Susan Leonard said...

OH MY GOODNESS- don't you just love the book? I love stuff like that. You truly are blessed with fine young men and the ladies in their lives.

Jenn said...

I think I will always crave to have babies!

What a precious gift! I love those books like that.

Your family is very blessed to have you! So glad you had a great day.

(Hope Maddie is feeling better :)

Melissa said...

Don't you just love those books?!? It is time for me to make another one... I've been informed by the grandparents! Glad you had a good day and thanks for stopping by my blawg! :)