First, I'd like to say Happy Mother's Day to all the moms reading this, especially our mothers and grandmothers. We would not be where we are today if not for you. And not just in the "if you didn't give birth to us, we wouldn't exist" sort of way, but in a "you've helped shape who we are" sense. Just wanted to be clear. =)
Second, I wanted to wish Lisa a Happy (Day After) Mother's Day here on the blog. Mary couldn't ask for a better mommy to care for her, and if Mary were capable of articulating her agreement, she would. Lisa has done an amazing job in slightly over 1 year of motherhood. She loves Mary well, from spending quality time with her to keeping up with what Mary should be eating and other tasks for which I'm ill equipped.
But most of all, Lisa provides a godly example for Mary. She is a woman of prayer, who, by the grace of God, will train Mary (and other Pierce babies to come) to serve the Lord in every facet of life. While loving the Lord is not hereditary, it is something that can be demonstrated by parents and emulated by children. Lisa and I both pray that our children will see the work of Christ in our lives and learn to love Him.
So, in honor of Lisa, here are a few pictoral highlights of her journey in motherhood. I would post more, but Lisa has the newest ones on her computer, so I only have 1 from this year (Easter weekend).