Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother Dear

First off Happy Mother’s Day to all those out there. I am a big Momma’s Boy and I have been blessed with the greatest Mom on earth who has been my #1 fan and loved me from the moment I came into this world. My Mother-in-law Mary is another special Mom who loves her kids with her whole heart and I couldn't’t be luckier to have these women and Rylie in my life.

I would also like to thank all those other Mom’s who have helped me and touched my life over the years. There is the great Bev Jensen who has treated my siblings and I with so much love and as one of her own. There is Stephanie Sessions who has always been a second Mom to us and treated us like her own kids. There is Cindy Swensen who has always opened her house to our family and been a great Mom to her three children. The list could go on and on but I just wanted to name a few of the many who have been been motherly to me.

Rylie-

Happy Mothers Day & Early Happy Birthday from all your loved ones.

Rylie has been a mother from early on in life. From her childhood experience of changing Baby Pee-a-lot to sneaking Merrick out of the crib at night she has never failed to be a mother. I think Rylie has three kids that she looks after with me being the biggest baby of them all. I am a kid at heart and always will be, yet Rylie still loves me to death.

Rylie has a beautiful daughter who she loves more than anything in the universe. There is nothing that she wouldn’t do to be with her today of all days. To have Preslie here crawling, smiling, and cuddling with Rylie would be my only wish. I know that one day this dream will come true but for now we will just hope and wish.

We also have been blessed with Baby Ewok. (Will it be a girl or boy? Who knows?) We are so excited for this addition to our family and know that Preslie is a guardian angel over him or her. I know we will have our ups and downs with this pregnancy but we are ready for the experience.
Rylie has often said that one of the things she will miss most about Preslie is that she will never be able to sing to her on Mother’s Day. While I was studying today Preslie whispered into my ear that I should write down the song that she used to hear in primary while we taught. The name of the song is “Mother Dear”
Mother dear, I love you so.
Your happy, smiling face
Is such a joy to look at;
It makes home a lovely place.
Mother dear, I love you so.
Your lovely, shining eyes
Are just like stars that twinkle
Way up in the bright blue skies.
Mother dear, I love you so.
I’ll try the whole day through
To please our Heav’nly Father.
I’m so glad he gave me you.
A smile came across my face while I thought about how for 2 months Baby Preslie heard us sing that song over and over each Sunday. I looked back at Rylie’s Mother’s Day card last year and those words were in the card. I thought it was pretty cool and I know that Preslie will be singing that song to Rylie tomorrow.
Rylie,
Baby P, Chew, Baby Ewok, and I love you to death. We couldn't’t ask for a better Mommy to love and take care of us. I hope you have some moments of peace and happiness this Mother’s Day and for your birthday.
Love,
All of us

6 comments:

Courtney said...

so sweet!!!

Brittanie said...

Chris, that was beautiful. That beautiful tribute brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing that.

Aubreydoll said...

I'm so sorry that you can't be with your beautiful Preslie today. Even without your sweet one here in your arms you really are a wonderful mother and there are so many people who love you and your example. We love you!

Kelsey said...

Happy Mommy's Day!!!

Brandon and Mandy said...

Happy Mother's Day Ry!

Michelle said...

Happy Mother's Day sweet friend. I know Preslie wishes she was here to celebrate with you. I am sure she is watching over you and sending you lots of kisses. Soon, my friend, soon!