I am so thankful for my kid’s mom. I must honor her on Mother’s Day. She so deserves it. Her love for her family is fierce and deep. He loyalty to her offspring, unprecedented. She has been an amazing mom, and continues to be. Caring for the kids physical lives. Feeding them, rocking them, loving them, seeing them through teething, ear infections, dr’s appointments, vomiting all over, and all of that. I won’t even mention the broken teeth, bones, nose, and other ER visits, she had to endure. She cared for them physically.
As a mom, she has not neglected their spiritual lives. Which reflects in their personalities and character. One of my greatest memories is Wendy reading to the kids. On the sofa they would clutter together like a pack of puppies for the precious time of mom reading to them. Books, the Bible, the Chronicles of Narnia, etc. I recall her kneeling beside their beds as they sleep, calling their names out Heaven, before any of us were up. They would then talk about what they read. She lovingly and patiently with great wisdom and understanding of God and the Bible, answered the showers of questions. Their mom chose not to disconnect from their lives, but stayed involved, informed, and immersed in what they were doing and what they were involved in.
Her voice of encouragement and her faith was/is the foundation of their confidence and identity, setting it strong, so they can build upon it with their own faith. She made sure our schedules were clear for every event, every school award, every concert, every graduation. We never missed. She loves sports (when her children are part). Thousands of hours at football, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Soccer, community ed baseball, basketball, and more. She put them before herself in every way, sacrificing in ways that moms do, with excitement and zeal.
I love their mom, prays for them, worries about them, never falls fully asleep until they are all safe, and relishes, with great depth, every time we are all together.
My three amazing kids are a product of their amazing mom. She continues to amaze me with her love and care for all of them. She has made me look good as a dad. Wendy has helped me be a better father, and our children be amazing young adults.
To think years ago, leaving a Dr’s office, we grappled with the words spoken to us that it is highly unlikely we would ever have children. For the sake of my best friend, I stormed Heaven with prayers I did not know I was capable of praying. We praise Him for the blessing of our children and I praise Him, and honor Wendy for the blessing of being married to my children’s mom for the last 30 years. She continues to warm my heart with her amazing dedication and love for her family. Happy Mother’s Day Wendy. I am so glad I am married, and am best friends, with my children’s mom. She is so awesome.