Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on May-10-2008

Words cannot fully express what a wonderful mother Tina is. The pictures below say more than words ever could.

Thank you Jesus for blessing Ella with such an amazing mother!

Joel Snyder on May 11th, 2008 at 1:32 am #

Ella, I must say you and your Mom are quite the pair. Your Dad is correct when he writes that words cannot express what a wonderful mother you have. She is always looking out for you first and is your best friend as well as your Mom. Josh thanks for the series of pictures it reminds me of what a journey this has been and what a miracle both Tina and Ella are. I am at work and want to wish Tina a very happy Mother’s Day and tell you both what a wonderful set of parents you are. I am so proud of you two and can’t wait to see all three of you back home. I am so amazed at Ella’s progress and am looking forward to more amazing things in the future. I will check on you later. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sherl Hiniker on May 11th, 2008 at 4:37 am #

Ok, it’s time for me to make a comment. After looking at the pictures and I’ve been following you since Jan. what an amazing journey. God is AWESOME!!! I can somewhat understand what your journey was like. Sixteen years ago I stepped into my 53rd foster childs life in 8 years. His mother tried to abort him while she was in prison for shaken baby. He was born 10 weeks early. I spent a lot of time with him and said many prayers. After the first day of seeing him in NICU I wasn’t sure if I could handle him since I had 3 other very active chidlren. Then next day I stopped for lunch before going to the hospital and I got a fortune cookie that said “Go ahead with confidence.”God answered my prayers. Eleven months later we adopted him. He still has some struggles but is a wonderful, loving child. It was so worth everything we went through. He has such a love for God and is so giving. Tina and Josh thank-you for allowing us to share in your journey. With your faith God will always be their.

Lisa Richmond on May 11th, 2008 at 7:47 am #

wow…please excuse me while I go get some kleenex! how far Little Ella has come! Have a blessed Mother’s Day! You have strength beyond what I can imagine! It’s going to be a great day…the first of many more Mother’s Day’s for you!

deanna snyder on May 11th, 2008 at 8:52 am #

wow how blessed ella is to have such a amazing mom and a pretty one to, she is growing in youre foot steps and i hope will grow to be as amazing a you,

Fran on May 11th, 2008 at 9:36 am #

What a journey and truly a wonderful Mom! Happy Mother’s Day my friend!
Josh, thank you for sharing the photos with us and taking us once again on the road you have traveled so far. You three have much to look forward to as your journey continues!

Julie's friend Lynn on May 11th, 2008 at 9:49 am #

Tina, you are the embodiment of all good Mom things. Happy Mother’s Day!

Adrienne (Melissa's sister) on May 11th, 2008 at 11:13 am #

I’m a bit on the emotional side after that set of pictures and just reliving some of those moments…. WHAT A WONDERFUL MOTHER! Happy Mother’s Day! I am so blessed by you all…..

Michelle Herman Skeels on May 11th, 2008 at 2:04 pm #

Happy Mother’s Day to one of the most amazing mothers I have ever known!!! What a beautiful tribute to you, Tina. Thanks so much for sharing – have a fantastic day – you have certainly earned it!

Shannon (aimco) on May 11th, 2008 at 3:44 pm #

The photos are great memories. Ella is a beautiful baby. Happy Mother’s Day Tina!

The Dirirm Family on May 11th, 2008 at 4:39 pm #

Wow!! You have come a long way. You have had a long hard journey, but what grace and faith you have shared with us along the way. Ella has the best Mommy. Happy Mothers Day!
The Dirrim family

Michelle on May 11th, 2008 at 5:53 pm #

Happy Mothers Day Tina! I hope you did something special because you def. deserve it 🙂

Eve Johnson on May 11th, 2008 at 5:55 pm #

Happy Mother’s Day. My daughter will be a year old next week, and, thanks in no small part to you, I am a more patient, loving and Christ-centered mom than I would have been had I not met you and followed your story. Thank you yet again for sharing.
Eve Johnson

Steve and Joan Odell on May 12th, 2008 at 7:19 am #

Hope you all enjoyed the specialness of Mother’s Day and that you are feeling much better, Josh – Prayers always – Steve and Joan

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