good friday

I am feeling more sappy than sassy this Friday morning, so my three favorite moments of the week will reflect my PMS mood.   Hop on over to Diapeepees to read about the creation of Good Fridays!

1.  My baby.  My first born.  My wise little woman of 13 years.  I am overwhelmed with love and respect for my Jesus loving girl.  Your gift for creative thinking and compassion for those in need is just awe-inspiring.  Pictured here on your last day of 7th grade, you are smiling and anticipating our homeschool adventure next year.  Maddi girl, I promise to help you spread your wings and take your ideas to new and uncharted territory.  Thank you for being always being 'you'.

2. My sweet giggly girl.  My second born.  My life-embracing little warrior who plows forward with gusto.  I love that you woke up on your last day of 3rd grade and put together this bright and funky ensemble to represent your sparking personality.  Your strength amazes me.  I hope you carry the love of the Lord in your heart and never feel alone.  I promise to work with you to find a balance between blood sugars and your love for learning as we embark on education at home. 

3.  My busy boy.  My third born.  My gravity defying, bouncing bundle of joy.  I didn't catch a photo of your 'full length body' on your last day of 1st grade because you just can't stay in one place too long.  Your love for motion and simultaneous sponge-like soaking-up of new information inspires me.  I love how the word of God makes you question who you will be as His son.  I promise to lift the boundaries of what traditional learning looks like for you.  May you thrive in an environment where you can read upside down, write stories standing up, and practice math facts while jumping on the trampoline.

Sappy?  Yes.  But this Mama is one proud parent of her fabulous kiddos.  Sometimes you just have to take a moment to share the joy you hold in your heart and write them out so you can savor the moment.

Have fun and stay safe this Memorial Day weekend.  Let summer begin!!!


Stephanie said...

Aw, Amy, your comment brought tears to my eyes. :) Us mamas sure have a lot to be proud of don't we?

Look at how sweet your kiddos are! I am so excited to read about your homeschooling adventure next year! Your kids are so lucky to have such a dedicated mama! ((hugs)) Happy Memorial Day weekend to you!

Roselady said...

Amy, those were such sweet notes, and looks like two of our children our the same age (I don't have a 13 year old, but yours seems fabulous!)

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

So precious....those cutie pies and your words. They are so lucky to have a mom like you!
Love, love, love the tights! Bean would rock them, too!!
So hope we can make something work while you are in AK!!!!!!!

Football and Fried Rice said...

Still sappy. Two days worth. Wow - what is Dave doing with you??

I love it. I love seeing your kids and hearing about your love for them. God has blessed us so, so much.

Reyna said...

So, Ellie's outfit ROCKS! And, the notes to your little ones are sweet and treasures in their own right. I am loving your Friday's Amy.

Have a great weekend AND give your family my love.

Jules said...

that is a beautiful post. how proud you are of your lovely kids.

Wendy said...


I love this Friday the mostest :)

They're so awesome!

Sarah said...

I love that you're so excited about homeschooling, I can't wait to hear about this new adventure for you guys ;)

Mrs. Tuna said...

Have an amazing summer kickoff, uncover that pool and have at it.

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Motherhood is the best, isn't it?!