Monday, February 19, 2007

Manic Monday with Mo # 3 - Celebration

This week's theme: CELEBRATION!!
cel·e·brate: [sel-uh-breyt] verb, -brat·ed, -brat·ing.
–verb (used with object)
1. to observe (a day) or commemorate (an event) with ceremonies or festivities: to celebrate morgEpalooza, the 40th birthday of Mo.

When I read this week's theme, I immediately knew what I would post about. Being a mom has been one of the greatest celebrations in my life. On Friday, November 29,2002 my husband and I celebrated the birth of our first child. Shelby Lynn was a beautiful addition to our family. The moment she was born and they placed her in my arms, I was overwhelmed with emotions. I was holding a child, MY child. I had nurtured her for nine months in my own body and now by the grace of God she was here in my arms. I was so happy. With suffering from a miscarriage just a year earlier, I was cautious throughout my pregnancy taking all of the necessary precautions during the entire time. When Shelby was born, we celebrated her birth because she was our first born. She had ten fingers and toes and she was so beautiful.
When we decided to expand our family, I stopped taking birth controll and it was within weeks that I discovered that the stick had a plus sign once again. We were all excited. Shelby was going to be a big sister and we had lots of preparing to do, including moving into a new home with more room for our addition.

We celebrated the birth of our second child on Tuesday, August 9, 2005. Tyler Matthew, our son was born. We were overjoyed at the thought of a little boy to "even the odds" in our household. Brien was so proud to have a son, a namesake to carry on his legacy. Tyler is a beautiful boy who continues to amaze me daily. I love him so much.

My two children are my most produdest accomplishments in life. I celebrate them every day. I thank God every day that I have a wonderful husband to help me raise such beautiful children. I can only hope that with his help we can raise them to be successful and loving adults!

Cool Slideshows
(Click on the photo to turn the pages)

Don't forget to go over and CELEBRATE MorgEpalooza!!
Happy 40th Birthday, MorgEn with an E, not an A!!!

17 comments, add yours here:

Jamie said...

What a beautiful picture and lovely mother and baby. You have your work cut out for you. Mine were 20 months apart and that was close enough. :-)

Enjoy that wonderful family. you have a great reason to celebrate.

Travis said...

A very nearly perfect post. What better way to celebrate the word celebrate!!

Now, did any cake actually get inside of those two children??


katherine. said...

what wonderful blessings to celebrate!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well not honey that was a wonderful celebration! wow, just wonderful!

smiles, bee

Imma ( Alice) said...

What a great reason to CELEBRATE!

Skittles said...

Very sweet Celebration! I loved the Flipbook!

Rebecca said...

Those are perfect celebrations! And cute pics. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely slideshow of memorable events. Being a mother is really one of the greatest blessings a woman can have. It's wonderful how you shared your joys of being a mother twice. A great source of celebration indeed.

Neila said...

*sniff* That is an awesome post! You have beautiful children - a great reason to celebrate every day!

Incidentally, I didn't realize our children were so close in age. My son was born July 8, 2002 (not due until Aug. 19, 2002, but that's another story), and my daugther was born June 24, 2005.

Claire said...

That was a lovely and thoughtful thing to chose for celebrate, the photo book is ace and your children are gorgeous!

Shay said...

Hey Tish!!! your crazy!! Cute blog.. The kids are getting so big I miss yall!! Love ya ***Shay-Shay***

Morgen said...

That is an awesome "celebrate" post!
And your photo album is great -- that last picture of Tyler's first birthday made me laugh OUT LOUD!
What a great picture!!!!


Imma ( Alice) said...

Hi CWM, thanks for the comment on my blog today. Mr. Linky is now up, so if you like you can come back and leave your link there.

Turnbaby said...

CWM: Ok--if you are gonna post stuff like this you MUST provide snot rags upon entry.;-)

So sweet and true

Such a fabulous post for the theme

Your blog is so nice

Thanks for stopping by mine

Linda said...

I could think of nothing in the world better to celebrate than the births of two such beautiful children!

Gattina said...

Indeed this event is something to celebrate ! I celebrated something less romantic, lol !

Sanni said...

May I have some chocolate cake... wanna celebrate like Tyler did =)

Love the photos and the post!