This picture was taken this past Christmas. Hunter and Hayden have turned into young men. And as I am approaching 44, and Staci is about to hit the big 4-0 herself, we've turned into "middle aged" women ourselves. How'd THAT happen!? I still feel like my mama's little girl. I sometimes find it totally surreal that I have these two little girls of my own, and my mama has daughters in their 40s. I just can't wrap my mind around having my own kids be that old.
JinJin is still spry. She makes sure that hte girls have traditions in place and that they respect them.
She stays close to her sisters.
She pretends to be outdoorsy if it's what the girls want to do! ha
She'd even go so far as to bait a hook if it meant they were having fun.
Yessirree Bob, JinJin is all about making memories. And I am so glad she made so many with me. I had a fun childhood. I am having a fun adulthood too. I am beyond grateful for the love and life my mama has given me.
Thanks for carrying me in your womb, mom. Thanks for loving me and cradling me, and rocking me and soothing me. Thanks for taking me to dance classes, softball, cheerleading and dance line. THanks for never letting me hear that it was a burden. Thanks for sacrificing so I could get a new dress for homecoming. And for never letting me know that it had been a sacrifice. Thanks for encouraging me to always run for president or captain, and believing in me to GET it! Thanks for making me WANT to hand in a report that was always in the perfect folder with the perfect cover sheet, and for always making sure I was giving my best. And now, thanks for loving my little family. You are sweet to Todd as if he was yours. You adore my girls. You are a great mama! I love you and wish you the very best Mother's Day!