Sunday, May 11, 2008

Day 119! Happy Mommy's Day!

No this is not a "cowboy donkeys" mascot hat... or a SanAntonio Spurs rally cap... this is a 10 gallon "Howdy Mother's Day" to my Nana and Aunt Melly in Texas! I really need to get out there someday soon... they say that everything's bigger in Texas... so I figure if I go out there.... I can gain back that weight I lost last week!
So today is the day that me and my brothers have been waiting for for days! You see, we got Mommy presents and she's been trying to get us to tell her what they were all week. Every morning Jonathan would come out of his room and ask if it was Mother's Day yet. And of course today's the day and he decides to sleep in! Turns out he's not feeling well and had a fever all day. But we did get to give Mommy her card and Joshua and Jonathan got Mommy some pretty pink gardening tools to help her put her pretty flowers in the ground. But of course, I got her the best present of all. (Ok, Daddy helped) I got Mommy a pretty silver necklace with a charm on it with my baby picture in it. And of course she loved it! Now I can be with her even when I'm not right with her... which isn't often!
We headed off to church where me and Daddy wandered the halls most of the morning because I was fussing. We did watch Mommy read Psalm 27 in church today.... well most of it... that's my verse (27:14 "Wait on the Lord and He will strengthen your heart") but Mommy didn't make it that far before her eyes leaked all over and someone else had to finish for her. Jonathan started his "sleeping tour" by falling asleep on Mommy's lap in church. After church he continued it by trying to fall asleep on Gramma's dining table and then was successful at falling asleep with Daddy in the bedroom for a couple of hours. He continued his tour by falling asleep on the couch with Daddy again after watching the end of Mary Poppins. Mommy says she felt very much like a Mommy today when she had me asleep on her chest and Jonathan on her lap and Joshua curled up next to her watching that silly movie with all the soot-covered men dancing around on rooftops! She also felt very much like a Mommy when she had to clean up Jonathan's puke later on after we got home. See I'm not the only one around here who spits up from time to time! So after a bath, Jonathan finished off his sleeping tour in his own bed with a bucket just in case!
I bet you didn't know that God talked about my Mommy in the Bible did ya? Well He did... it's in Proverbs 31:
" A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.' Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."

Mommy, you surpass them all. You are blessed and we are blessed to have you as our Mommy! Happy Mommy's Day to you! And Happy Mommy's Day to all you other mommies out there in the world!


Chrissy said...

Happy Mother's Day Karen! You are a precious Mother of THREE!

Anonymous said...

As hard as it all must be some (most?) days to keep up with all three of them, you are living the dream for the rest of us whose Trisomy 18 babies didn't make it. I come and check every day to cheer him (and you) on for another day given by God, the days that we prayed for and didn't get to have. I rejoice for every day that you all (and I, vicariously) get to spend with him. And it gives me a little sense of what it might have been like had my baby made it for some number of days. I wonder how many Trisomy 18 mommys are out there cheering him on every single day, as he and the Lord defy the medical odds and predictions. So I believe I know what a very, very blessed Mother's Day it must have been for you to have all three of your boys with you.

The VW's said...

Jacob, You look great in that cowboy hat! Tell your mommy "Happy Mother's Day!" for us! Hope your brother feels better soon! God Bless All of You!

Michelle said...

Hope you had a great day with mommy!!

I once heard in a song by Steven Curtis Chapman "..the greatest gift on earth would be a mom..." I think your mommy is a one of those greatest gifts.

Anonymous said...

jacob is truly a delicate miracle from heaven. the pictures are a
testament to how loved he is by
God, his Family and Friends(Smiles
don't lie). The only other miracle
that you are witnessing today is that Dr Orie ( with peggys help) knows how to blog.

Bonnie P. said...

Jacob, I read your posts everyday, and am always very touched by them, but today's was the best of all. You are absolutely correct, your mom is one outstanding lady.
Keeping the faith for all of you.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Fahmer,

Happy belated Mother's Day! It looks like you had a blessed day with your 3 boys and husband. I too had a blessed day here in CA. My God continue to watch over you and yours.

God Bless,
Jenn in CA

Anonymous said...

Dear Jacob,
What a loving tribute to your beautiful Mama! God sure knew what he was doing when he chose your family for you - they are ALL extra special, and the love that is in your blogs spills over to all who read them. For such a little guy you sure have spread a lot of happiness and hope in a very short time. You make the world a sunnier place by sharing the love of your special family with us!
The Bond Family
P.S. Just a hint - sounds like Mama could use a spa day :)!
P.P.S. Keep up the good pooping!

Melissa Dovel said...

I must say I love a proverbs 31 woman. That is what you are. And even though I am commenting on Monday and not mothers day I can not think of any day better than to celebrate that you ARE a precious mom.


Cathy said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and your beautiful family. I am wishing you so many more with your 3 boys. Cathy & Annabel