I am married to my very own Prince Charming. Being a wife & mother is the joy of my life. I cannot imagine any different or better life than being a daughter of The King,wife to my fabulous husband & luckiest mom in the universe. I stay busy working at home keeping up with our house full of activity & soaking up the sweet moments that pass too quickly of our newest little pumpkin. 8 years ago,we blended our family & God has blessed us indeed. Through all of those adjustments,we have come to this place of peace and happiness that can only be described as DESTINY. It seems as though we've always been meant to share this love and this treasure called our life. We have been on quite a journey this past two years waiting for a new little one to come into the family. We had been waiting for a little girl, but it wasn't to be. God has blessed us indeed with a newborn baby boy. We are so grateful that God moved our hearts to walk through this adoption door. We have so much to look forward to & so much to be thankful for. Our hearts are simply overflowing with praise!
Ricky is in full swing of the college search these days. This is a really exciting time for him and for me. I am so overjoyed to see the young man he has become. I remember so clearly that first moment, almost 18 years ago, when I held him for the first time and the feeling of complete joy and devoted love that just flooded me. I had dreamt my whole life of being a mommy and the moment I held my precious baby, I remember very vividly telling him that he is my very first dream come true.
I am so proud of him and look forward to watching his dreams come true. He is a tender heart and a hard worker, a good friend and a fiercely loyal big brother,
(sometimes just fierce, but you'll have to talk to talk to Zachary about that.) He is an exceptional young man who has a good head on his shoulders. He is kind and generous and compassionate. His smile lights up his whole face and his seriousness towards just about everything cracks me up daily. Just today he told me, 'Yeah Senior Year is probably gonna be fun', Almost like he had to give himself permission to enjoy it. He is the kind of kid I would want to know even if he wasn't mine.
I have spent many years and countless hours praying for the wisdom to lead and direct this boy. I know for certain that the good in him is the God in him. I simply loved him and made choices that reflected that love. I am beyond thankful that God has designed Ricky's heart with a thirst for Him. He is an exceptional human being and it is an honor to be his mom.
Zachary is busy training up his mind and body for football season. He is starting a new school this year for high school and has joined their football team. I am in awe of the dedication he has put forth in this program. I really thought his might just be some passing interest and the hard work would eventually ware him out and he would rather spend his summer days doing other things. Nope. He is committed and focused and I am so proud of him. I am really excited to spend Friday nights under the lights.
As I watch the effort he is putting out for football, I am so proud of the whole of who he is. Where Ricky is a pretty serious guy, Zachary is the complete opposite and he is definitely the life of the party. He is smart and kind and funny and he has a memory that baffles us. He can recall information that he was only exposed to briefly and recount situations EXACTLY. I know he is going to accomplish great things. He is someone who cares deeply for others and has such empathy and concern for others. He is intuitive and kind and happy. I think that is the thing about Zachary that really stands out, he is a happy soul. Whether he is whistling or making jabbers with his baby brother or laughing about some random thing that crosses his path, his joy fills the space he is in and then overflows to us all. I do get concerned that someone is going to come along and take advantage of his giving spirit and that life and situations will try to squash that joy in him, but I pray that God guards his heart mightily.
There is a country song that has always reminded me so much of Zachary and how he is and who he is, Look Heart, No Hands. Its about embracing all of life and love and living Wide Open. Zachary has always been like a fresh breeze blowing through my life. He is full of life and he's loud. He is such a devoted person, to me and to his brothers and to whoever is lucky enough to know him. He is quick to defend those he loves and has no trouble fighting and standing up for whats right. Where he sometimes has to learn things the hard way, he is open to the lesson and that is the main idea isn't it? He loves The Lord has a big heart for serving Him. He has always been my little bundle of snuggles and rough and tumbles. He is a free spirit and a grounded Oak Tree all at the same time. His thoughtfulness is such a joy to me. He is always writing little notes or making drawings or giving to others in some way. He is one of the most giving people I have ever known. Im so grateful that of all of the choices in the world, God made me his mom.