Posted (jooosh) in All Posts on May-10-2009

On Mother’s Day 2008, I posted a series of photos that visually represented Tina’s journey with Ella. The trend starts right where it left off and continues all the way through today. A taste of Tina’s strength, compassion, patience, humor, and love for Ella can be experienced by the images below. Thank you Jesus for Ella’s amazing mother.

Also, I don’t want to forget to honor Tina by remembering our son, who was with us a very short time, but his footprints will leave a permanent mark on our hearts.

Our son’s footprints (actual size)

Amber Riley on May 10th, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

Happy Mother’s Day Tina!!! Love those pictures…So cool to see Ella grow and change over the last year!

Adrienne (Melissa's sister) on May 10th, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

What a beautiful montage! What a JOURNEY! So many hours of MOTHERING! Happy Mothers Day sweet girl! You have some so far since DAY # 1! (I *love* the picture of you guys in the mirror! So fun!)

Adrienne (Melissa's sister) on May 10th, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

some so far = COME so far…. duh.. type much?

Jill E G on May 10th, 2009 at 9:19 pm #

Happy Mother’s Day! You and Josh both are doing an awesome job.

I enjoyed watching the many hair style changes of your girls Josh. 🙂

The Laz Fam on May 10th, 2009 at 9:28 pm #

Thank you, Josh.

Terri Trainer on May 10th, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

I miss you and love you, my friend. Happy Mother’s Day!

Laura Marold on May 10th, 2009 at 9:49 pm #

Happy Mother’s Day!!!! Love, Laura M.

megan on May 11th, 2009 at 12:04 am #

Tina Happy Mothers Day! Love the pictures. I was reading my journal and came across this. ” Mothers are very important to children. They provide the lifeblood, the mind energy,and the “soul food” that every child needs in order to flourish” Clearly doodlebug is flourishing and even though you son was here for such a short time both of your children know how much they are loved because of you! Hugs~

Jennifer Harris on May 11th, 2009 at 9:03 am #

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos expressing “a spiritual Mother’s love”

Melissa Morris on May 11th, 2009 at 9:32 am #

Tina I hope you had an awesome Mother’s Day! The weather sure wasn’t beautiful but your family is. What a journey you have had. The ups and downs of it all and yet you remain steadfast, strong and beautiful. You are the best mother. God knew what he was doing when he gave you Ella. What a lucky little girl. You just beam with love and compassion.
Don’t let us forget your son that you love so much too. The legacy that he left in such a short time is amazing. A lot of it has to do with his parents. You all are AMAZING!!
I know that I am blessed by knowing you. Thanks for sharing your motherhood journey. I have learned
A LOT from you.
I love all of the pictures. It is so neat to see all of the changes and growth in Ella.
Love you, Melissa

Michelle Herman on May 11th, 2009 at 11:04 am #

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

The Williams on May 11th, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

Thanks for sharing… loved the photos and the journey!

Joel Snyder on May 12th, 2009 at 1:30 am #

Ella, The pictures of you and your Mom are terrific and remind me of how far you have come in the last couple of years. Tina and Josh you two are the greatest and I am always in awe of your steadfast loyalty to whatever needs Ella has. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!

Kellie Myers on May 14th, 2009 at 8:34 pm #

That’s beautiful. You can see the love they have for each other. Tina is such an inspiration to me to be a better Mommy.

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