Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

- Mother Teresa

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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

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Monday, May 10, 2010
This has got to be the best Mother's Day gift I've ever gotten from one of my kids: Reese presented me with a folded piece of loose-leaf paper. I opened it, and in his chicken scratch handwriting, written in pencil, was this poem:

Who You Are
You are a good cook
You encourage me
You motivate me
You are a great person
You are selfless
You are pleasant
You are understanding
You are smart
You help others
You are godly
You are compassionate
You forgive

And above all else...
You are my mother
Happy Mother's day
-Love, Reese

NO store-bought gift could ever mean more to me than this poem. It is going in the scrapbook, or even yet, in a frame. God, how You have blessed me with this child!!! Surely I don't deserve it!!!

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Jodi said...

You sure are blessed! What a treasure.

Amy L said...

Missy, that was beautiful! You are blessed!!

MamaPoRuski said...

Crying the happy mama tears! Blessings on you both!

Adoption Adventure said...

This brought tears to my eyes. What a tribute to you and even though we have never met in person I just know that captured you perfectly.

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