As full as my heart

How can I begin to express how much my cup runneth over?

I am blessed beyond belief to have the mind-blowing privilege of being a stay at home mom to three of God's greatest treasures.  I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me if they are triplets.  (But I'll admit the looks on their faces when I say, "no, they're 4, 3 1/2, and 3" is perhaps better than the money...)

And then there's wishing that I had even a penny for every time someone said, "You sure have your hands full."  I struggled with a response until I saw this necklace at the vintage pearl.

Yes, it's on my wish list ~ with MY kids' names on it of course...
Now I simply respond, "My hands are almost as full as my heart."  I think it is the perfect answer!

This year at Mother's Day, I want to remember something specific about each of the kids from this week.
Kylie, age 4

My thinker.  My question asker.  A bit of conversation from the car last night:
Kylie ~ (singing as much of Audio Adrenaline's Big House as she could remember) "Come and go with me to my father's house, come and go with me to my father's house."  (suddenly interrupting herself) "Hey Mommy Daddy!  I know that Jesus is the son, and God is the father, right?"
Me ~ "Yes sweetie, that's right."
Kylie ~ "So then who is the mommy in the big house?"

Caleb, age 3 1/2
My rough and tumble, just on the edge of getting into trouble little guy.  Yet Mama's boy though and through.
Runs ahead of us while on walks, and stops EVERY time to pick up a rock, or a stick, or a handful of dandelions or clover and comes back grinning from ear to ear saying, "This for you Mommy!"

Darcy, age 3
A snuggle bug through and through.  Continuing to amaze me every day with the amount of English that she's picking up.  And singing EVERY time she sees a cake or cupcakes (doesn't matter if she's playing with this pretend set at home or seeing some in the grocery) at the top of her lungs, "Hap-pee Bir-bay tu eue!"

Whether they are standing for photos,
sitting to take a break,
or napping in exhaustion,
they are usually doing it together.  Three years ago these kids didn't know one another existed.  Now they are brother and sisters.  Forever.

And the only thing that makes it better than having three who in general love one another?
Having a Godly husband like Ian to walk this road of parenting with...

How blessed am I?

Happy Mother's Day. 


Rachelle said...

And a Happy Mother's Day to you! Enjoy it!

Cindy M said...

Okay, where do I start?? First off, love that necklace and now I want one! Second, LOVE me some Audio Adrenaline!! Next, OH.MY.GOSH. I love those outfits with the monograms! SPILL! And, last, yes, blessed...Happy Mother's Day, friend. I am so grateful to know you through our daughters.

Oh, yeah....LOVE that nap photo!! Precious!

p.s. Sorry about my phone!!

Glenda said...

Happy, happy Mother's Day to you, Kristi. Yes, your are truly blessed, but so are your kids and husband to have you for their mom! Enjoy your special first Mother's Day as the mom of 3.

Tricia said...

Funny, but I hadn't thought about it until I read your post. I used to get told that ALL the time. "Boy, you sure have your hands full." I don't really hear it any more.

Love that picture of Kylie. All three of your kiddos are so cute.

Happy Mother's Day.

Ally said...

Kristi you have such a gift of sharing from your heart! Happy Mothers Day!

Shannon said...

Happy Mother's Day friend! Yes, you are one blessed Mama! And I am blessed to call you friend!

Sharon said...

Could the sleeping picture be any cuter! LOVE how God puts it all together!

Ashton and Anna said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!! LOVE the pictures

Heather said...

Happy Mother's Day my friend!

Love the picture of them all napping together, so sweet. I cannot wait until that is the scene I see in my house too. :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful post! Happy Mother's Day!

Traci said...

Cutie patooties!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Loved this Mother's Day post! And I can't wait to have a snuggle picture like that of my own.

Chris said...

You are blessed indeed!!

Love the picture of the kids sleeping together...just precious!

Laine said...

Hey Kristi!!!!!!!!!!!
I sent you an email after I got that AMAZING package!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yall okay over here?
Love yall!!!!!!!

Our Journey to China said...

What an awesome tribute to your family! You and Laine are so good at that! Love to you all! Love, The Boyd Family :0)

Wife of the Pres. said...

Beautiful!!! Simply and amazingly beautiful!!!

I love Caleb's longer hair too! You are definitely one blessed Mommy!