Yesterday was a smile day.

It wasn’t extravagant. It wasn’t perfect (my hubby had to work… BOO!) but it was everything I could have asked for.

I enjoyed sleeping in… Daddy took care of Annabelle’s morning routine!

I enjoyed breakfast in bed… Thank you Daddy and kiddos!

I enjoyed getting up to be surprised at a clean living room/dining room.. which my children had gotten up super early in order to clean, as well as balloons and streamers hung:-)

I enjoyed lunch with my own Momma and family…

I enjoyed being able to take my Momma out to visit my grandma’s grave…

In all, I just enjoyed being with my family, the GREATEST gift a Momma could EVER ask for!

Last year… we were in the ICU, praying to go up the “floor” so we could start the process of heading HOME.

Mother’s Day marks the last “1st” holiday Annabelle has now had at HOME!!!

It’s been a wild ride since then… filled with rejections and open heart surgery and ambulance/lifeflight ride but also sitting up, rolling over, standing, and now WALKING!!!

What a YEAR, and what a proud Momma I am of ALL my kids!! Annabelle gets
a ton of attention, and rightly so, but my other three wonderful
daughters have been amazing troopers through the past two years, and a
Momma could not ask for better girls than I have.

Thank you Jesus for your BLESSINGS… even the ones that come through tears:-)

2011 Mother’s Day (Vanderbilt Children’s PCICU) Thanks Rachel C for our “Olan Mills” shot!
2012 Mother’s Day (Don’t love that it’s so blurry! Gr!)

2012… way too busy to be bothered with looking at the camera! (and those are my mom’s toes… Me? Have time to paint toenails?? HA HA HA!)


  1. What a difference a year makes. Happy Mother's Day!

  2. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day! I love how far Annabelle has come since then! You are so blessed! 4 BEAUTIFUL daughters! God is good!

  3. Those pics make me smile!! Praise God for your amazing family!! What a blessing! I'm so happy for you and your beautiful girls!!

    ((Heart hugs!))

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