Sunday, May 10, 2009

a very happy mother's day

I was very thankful for a nice, fairly cool day here today. We were able to take Jonah and meet my mom and Shaina at a local park. We got KFC (fried, not grilled... WHAT is the deal with that? If I wanted KGC, I'd go to a different restaurant), and spent a couple hours eating, taking pictures, walking, and hanging out. Jonah pretty much slept the whole time. We did get to go to church this morning, but only made it through Sunday school, because by the time we caught up with everybody after class, it was time for Jonah to eat. We were going to feed and diaper change in the car (to avoid the nursery), but by the time we would have finished, worship would have been almost over. So we just headed home. I was very excited and happy to be there, and hope to make it the whole time next week.







My beautiful, intelligent, funny, wonderful mommy.





Shaina in a torture rack.

Matt losing his sno-cone that he bought from the ice cream truck.

It was a great day. Much happier than last year. Last year, this weekend was very difficult for me. Saturday (May 10th) was Gabe's due date, and Sunday (May 11th) was Mother's Day. Please read this post to see how God gave us our miracle last Mother's Day. This year, I loved the day with my mom and loved the day with Jonah. I don't take any of it for granted.

40 comments:

brightleigh said...

So happy you had a great day--some great photos too! I sent you an email--be sure to read it when you get a chance. Happy Mothers Day girl. You so deserve it.

Much Love,
Leigh

Leslie Baker said...

Happy Mothers Day Patrice! Praying that this is only one of many wonderful Mothers Days to come for you and Jonah to share!

Sheri said...

I have been following your blog for a while and decided today was a great day to write to you. I wanted to say, "Happy Mother's Day!" You are obviously a FANTASTIC mommy!! Thank you for sharing your story and adorable baby boy!

Tiffany said...

Happy Mother's Day Patrice!! I am so glad you all had a great day and I love that you directed your blog reader's to your miracle last year on Mother's Day -- what a testimony to God's grace and love for us. I also sent you an email -- I hope you'll get a chance to check out the link I sent with the email -

All our love,
Tiffany

Shana said...

I am SO glad you had a great day! LOVE the pic of Matt & what was his snow cone, Ha! Shaina is so pretty :0) I was 15 when my baby sis was born, so I know how special she is to you. Any-who, Happy Mother's Day!

(Hey, is it weird for you that so many people feel like they know you? I spent several hours reading your blog when I heard about Jonah on Kelly's Korner. I laughed, I cried...then laughed some more! I feel like we go way back, ha! I was wondering if it was weird (for lack of a better word)??

Misty Rice said...

I giggled at his hair and for the dropped sno-cone. But most of all I smile in joy at the beautiful pictures you have this year on Mother's Day.

God Bless.

Rebekah said...

You, your mom, your sister and of course, Jonah are all so beautiful, it must run in the family! Happy Mothers Day!(Again)

Aunt Theresa said...

happy Mother's Day! Looks like you had a beautiful day! Jonah is beautiful. Praying you have a good week!

dragonflyz in June said...

I am so happy that you had such a wonderful Mothers' Day! You deserve it b/c you are an awesome mommy! It looks like your day was gorgeous (it was freezing here in Ottawa, Ontario).

I agree with Shana, I, too, feel as though I have known you forever, I feel for you and I pray for God's Blessings for you all.

Shari said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful day! If there's a Mommy who surely deserves it, it's YOU! I loved the pictures! Have a blessed week!

Melissa said...

Awww...love the pictures - and I'm so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Erin Hingley said...

Oh my goodness! The third and fifth ones down are my absolute favorite! How precious!!! Glad you had a great day- you deserved it!

love,
erin in va

EHW said...

Praise God for providing such an AWESOME Mother's Day 2009 to you and your sweet family!!! What a wonderful day for Jonah's 1st visit to your church!!! LOVED the precious pictures...

Much love and MANY prayers from Elaine in Lubbock, TX

Kristie said...

The one of Jonah smiling and you smiling at him is priceless and it brought a smile to my face.

The last picture of Matt losing his snow cone is funny. It looks like he is pouting. Ha!

Looks like you had a great mothes day.

Happy Mothers Day!

Kristie

Jackie said...

I loved the pictures, and can I tell you that personally, the picture of you smiling and holding Jonah is beautiful! I think people who know him are going to look at his God given smile and not see any of the other things....I am glad that you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Desha said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! I love the pics of Jona. He is getting so big! Such a beautiful boy and the faux hawk is awesome:)

Julie said...

So glad you had a wonderful day! I know you didn't make it at church as long as you wanted, but what a great first time! More to come! And the pictures from the park are so great...I'm glad you were able to be out and about for so long. Jonah is so darn cute!

And that picture of Matt at the end...so sad!

And your post about Gabe from last year - brought tears to my eyes. I know how special it is to receive those "signs" from Heaven...what a blessing!

Hugs and prayers!

Kirsten: said...

Adorable pictures!!! Love the mo-hawk...too cute!!! Glad you had a great day with the family!!! Happy Mother's Day!!!

Claire said...

Looks like a lovely, lovely day. I'm so glad!

Cxx

Cindy said...

I am so glad you had such a wonderful Mother's Day. Jonah is so lucky to have such a great Mommy! You deserved the best day ever!

Laura A said...

What a beautiful Mother's Day- and what sweet pictures! So glad you had a good one. Thanks for sharing!

Love,
TX Laura

Nancy Etchison said...

Happy Mother's Day Patrice!
Great pictures! And thanks for putting the link to last year's blog -- I hadn't been at your blog last year so it was great to see how God provided just what you needed at just the right time. He loves you so much.
Love, Nancy
Had to laugh about the sno cone - very funny.

Lorraine-bo said...

Aww! It looks like y'all had a wonderful day on Sunday! I like the pictures. Usually I comment on Jonah, but this time, I must say that I laughed a little at how dejected Matt looks about losing his sno-cone!

Praise God for a Mother's Day where you could celebrate your Mom AND be celebrated as a Mom!

2slippers said...

I have known Jonah was beautiful since your first photo him. In the sunlight though, you can really see how adorable he is. And, the hair is so sweet. I'm afraid Dad can't take much credit as the little guy beams of mommmy!

I am glad you had such a good day.

Michelle in NC

jandkland said...

I love the pictures! Matt's dejected sno-cone incident is hilarious. I'm so glad you got to see your Sunday school friends and then that all of you got to enjoy a beautiful day outside. You are a wonderful mommy of two amazing little boys.

--Kelley in GA (queenkelley.com)

mandi @ It's come to this said...

OH! I love the one with you & Jonah smiling at each other ... precious!! So glad you had a wonderful day ... you deserve it!!

Ebeling Family Blog said...

I commented on last years post, too....
I am SO glad the you had a wonderful mother's day (that picture with matt and the sno-cone is just too sad, though!)

Psalm 116:7-9
Be at rest once more, O my soul,
for the LORD has been good to you.
For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

MelH said...

I loved the pictures! Looks like you had an awesome Mothers Day! I swear Jonah is getting prettier ( I can say that since he is a baby ) every day. The one with the sun on his face looks like he is just drinking it in. And for the record...he sooo looks like you to me!

Every time I read your blog and you speak about Gabe I am just amazed at the similarities. My last born is named Gabriel Matthew and my due date was also May 10th of last year. It also saddens me that we have to wait until that one sweet day in heaven when our two Gabriel's will meet and bond over their names and due dates. I think about you often, Patrice and Gabriel, when I am praying for Jonah.

I will always feel like I have a special maternal connection to you.
I am thrilled your Mothers Day was a good one this year, momma!

Mrs. Bee said...

Hi there, I am a new reader and just put your blog on my reader. I want to tell you how awesome I think you are as a mom!

Kathryn said...

Happy Mother's Day Patrice! In the few frantic minutes I've spoken with you this weekend, those words have yet to make it out of my mouth. I was really sad that I didn't get to hang out last night. With the way I'm still feeling, I know it was for the best. But I miss you anyway. I love seeing the pictures from yesterday! Especially the one with you and Jonah smiling at each other, and the one where his hair is blowing in the wind. You Crump women are so beautiful to me! I love how that was captured in the picutres. Anyway, I love you! Hopefully I won't have to stay away too long.

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Melissa said...

Happy Mother's Day, Patrice! Hooray for being back in church. Always such a breath of fresh air after being away for a while. Your picnic in the park sounds so great. I especially loved the pic of your mom with Jonah and his sweet little upturned face. Precious! Praying for you still.

Anonymous said...

It's a wonderful thing to see you all so happy. Tell Matt to stand up straight! He has a lot to be proud of.

Sandy said...

Patrice,
I'm so thankful to be following your blog. It just humbles me.

I read your Mother's Day post from last year and my emotions are so mixed. First, I am so happy to know that you recognize God's voice. I too know that there are no coincidences . . . only Godincidences. He is amazing the way he speaks to us and the way he answers prayer at times. Second, it was hard to read those poems . . .man they are heart-wrenching, yet so very very sweet. Great to know that you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Oh, AND that you, Matt and Jonah were able to go to church. I KNOW that was a blessing!
Love & Prayers,
Sandy Moore
King, NC

Anonymous said...

Love all your Mother's Day pics . . .my favorite . . .the close-up of Jonah while he's sleeping . . . looks like his little tongue is sticking out just a tad . . . SO PRECIOUS . . .he is just beautiful!
Still praying,
Sandy in King, NC

Katie said...

Great pics.

I really hope Shaina knows how pretty she is. The picture with the roses is amazing. (I know you're reading this Shaina... and yes, I just said that.) :)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you had a special Mother's Day. I did too. I LOVED your post last Mother's Day and the miracles that you found from God. I also found a miracle from God on Mother's day in 2000. I treasure him and our moments daily (along with my girls). Jonah looks like such a sweetie and you are beautiful. God bless you. Thanks for sharing. Jennifer in Southeast, NC

Marie said...

Ok goshdarnit you made me cry. That Gabriel poem, how amazing!!!!!

Jenny said...

It sounds like you had a great Mother's Day! Your pictures were lovely.

Simply Complex said...

I love that little curl in his hair on the fourth pic. Looks like a little cherub.