Good Monday morning – and a belated Happy Mother’s Day! I hope that everyone had a wonderful day yesterday….no matter what stage you might be in, I pray that God blessed your day in a special way. I know there are many moms with hurting hearts – hurting for a wide variety of reasons but especially those moms with grieving hearts – and I pray that God comforted their hearts in a personal way yesterday.

My family went above and beyond yesterday to let me know that I am loved – and it was a great day for me. Indeed, it was a great weekend – and as I look back over the weekend….I feel privileged.
Privileged – to have been a part of organizing and putting on the annual Mother/Daughter banquet at our church. From the early planning meetings several months ago to watching it all come together on Saturday has been a highlight for me. So many ladies using the talents and abilities the Lord has give them and working together – it truly was a joy to be a part of the whole thing. The theme was His Eye is On the Sparrow. Our speaker did such a lovely job and the whole event was a blessing. I was privileged to be involved.

Privileged to grow up in a Christian home and to have the mom I did. I know many of us can say the same thing – but there are many who cannot and I don’t ever want to take that for granted. My mom was beautiful, smart, talented, resourceful, fun (and funny!)….but, first and foremost, she was devoted to her husband and children. She poured her heart into loving my brother and me! And, if it were possible, she did the same for my children as well. I am so grateful for the influence she had on their lives….and how very much she loved each one of them so deeply and unconditionally. She went on to Heaven just seven months before Tyler….and I know she greeted, and hugged, and held my baby – and that helped my hurting heart.
And, of course, I am privileged to be not only a mother but also a Mimi, myself. And not just any mother – but mom to Emily, Jordan and Tyler!! And Mimi to Miss Riley!! I thank God for these privileges……

9 thoughts on “Privileged

  1. Morning Jennifer,
    So happy to hear you had such a wonderful Mother's Day. Sounds like the churches Tea turned out really well, and so glad you were so blessed to be a part of it. Wise of you to involve yourself in these things around this time of the year that is so hard!! Didn't know you lost your Mom just 7 mos. before Tyler, wow, that had to be hard but also like you said a comfort too. The Lord never ceases to amaze does he!! And Miss
    Roo just makes anyones heart light up to see that adorable lil face!
    How nice she is your grandaughter,
    that truly is a priviledge.
    You have a great week too.
    Blessings to you hon,

  2. Good Morning! I am glad your mother/daughter tea went soo well. I haven't been to one in a few years, but how I love those events…I am sure it was REALLY hard to lose your mom and Tyler so close together, but how it would have comforted me as well to know she was there waiting for him when he arrived. God is soo good sometimes. Your granddaughter is SUCH a cutie. Have a wonderful day…HUGS

  3. A belated happy Mother's Day to you, Jennifer! Glad you had a beautiful weekend ~ Special family and Mother's Day banquet!
    Riley is adorable!

    I feel privileged to call you friend! ;~}

  4. I enjoyed your post today. So glad you had a good day yesterday. Saturday did turn out well…and I think it was a blessing. 🙂 I have some photos on my blog of the tables and stage if you want to see them.

  5. A belated Happy Mother's Day to you. I am so glad that you had a nice time at your church tea. I love to go to those. Such fun! And I am sorry about your sweet Mom, but it made me happy to see the picture of her greeting Tyler in heaven with outstretched arms. So precious!!! You have such wonderful memories to keep in your heart of your loved ones. You have such a sweet granddaughter. I know she is the apple of your eye and such a joy. Have a great week. Love & blessings from NC!

  6. Hi Jen! Just wanted to stop by and say hi 🙂 I haven't really been to any other websites aside from the few minutes I've had to upload pictures to my blog so I wanted to come here and read all the posts you've put up!

    LOVE all the ones of Riley of course 🙂 I also LOVE the one of your mom! She is just so beautiful 🙂

    Hope you are having a good day! Can't wait to see you in a month!



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