Sunday, May 13, 2012

happy mother's day...

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful moms out there and a very special wish of a fantastic day to my mom, Jan, and my mother-in-laws, Marilyn and JaNell.  We are so fortunate to have you in our lives and we love you all very much.

Today was the first time I celebrated a Mother's Day in the traditional "family" sort of way and I received the best present I could have asked for.  Brooks was taking a nap and Patrick and I were sitting around talking.  At one point Patrick looked at Brooks and then told me to look at whatever he was looking at.  He had this grin, Patrick did, and he sort of exhaled like he was reflecting upon something then he just simply said, "I feel like his dad."

I could feel some tears forming because I've witnessed this bond develop and it's a beautiful thing.  We've talked about it a few times and I've wondered when Patrick would fully feel like Brooks is his son.  The love has always been there between them, but viewing a child who is not biologically yours as your own takes time.  Watching as their relationship grows makes my heart swell.  I am one blessed girl.  Happy Mother's Day.


Tänia said...

Judy, I remember when the accident occurred with your sweet Keith and the urgent prayer requests that followed. I found your posts through Caring Bridge that another church member had shared with me and I was so caught up in your tragic situation.

I am thankful that over the years, I have been able to watch the growth of your relationship with God. And now... to be able to celebrate the love that God has given you with Patrick and your sweet Brooks.

Congratulations on your marriage... and I am so thankful to be able to share your joy. Thank you for taking the time to post in your journal.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how Patrick's first Father's Day was.

Judy said...

It was good. It wasn't Father's Day here in Australia but we celebrated him anyway. We had a nice family day and he was able to sneak a couple of surfs in as well. :)