Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Time for a guest blog from T's Daddy!

First let me say a big Happy Mother's Day to my love of over 20 years...Lisa. Her men took care of her today, from taking her out to lunch at a new restaurant called Jing, to the boys actually massaging her feet with lotion on a lounge chair in the back yard. What a beautiful day we had.

I am not as eloquent as my wife so I will make this post short and sweet.

I can't wait to have this little girl in my arms and am humbled and amazed that we are able to give her a home, a future and all the love that can come from a family completely committed to her. I also want to thank all of you who have been a listening ear to Lisa and a valuable resource for Lisa to learn from those of you who have gone before us in the long process of adoption.

I know that there are many Mums/Moms out there reading Lisa's blog and I want to thank you for all the effort you have ever put into raising your kids. You may get little recognition for all the work that you do, but always remember that your time line is LONNGGGG. It may be decades before you realize the effect of your love and patience...and how many lives it has changed. I am constantly reminded that the comparative ease in which we have learned how to parent comes in large part to the way we were raised. Thanks to Mum back in Australia and Lisa's Mom who went home to be with the Lord a few years ago. We owe a great deal of gratitude to you.

Happy Mother's Day Lisa...your last one with only 2 kids ;) Get ready!!

All my love, David


Terry Gallina said...

David that was just so sweet. I love all of you. Two handsome boys and soon a beautiful girl, a family of five. You guys are great to welcome baby T into your home and heart. Lisa is already a blessed mom. You guys take care. Terry

Debbie said...

That was a great post for your wife!!!

Happy Mothers Day Lisa!!


Amber said...

That was so sweet. Happy Mother's day Lisa.

Sherry said...

Well said, David. :)

Happy Mother's Day Lisa!

LISA said...

Ahh, that was sweet.Lisa is such a great supporter for all of us PAP's also.
Happy Mother's Day Lisa! {{HUGS}}

christie said...

Lisa and David,
I am Leah Reeves' mom. We just returned from Ethiopia where we saw your adorable daughter. She is safe, happy, and a little shy. We took pictures of T - your hearts will melt. Our trip was amazing, and bitter sweet leaving the other children behind. Leah, Scott and Gabre just returned home today, so your pictures will follow soon.
I am anxious for your court date and will follow your progress.
Love to your wonderful family,
Christie Read

Lisa & David said...

Oh Christie,
I'm a lot envious you met "T". I wish I could talk to you about her, I want to know more. I realize however, that just returning back from an incredibly long flight and experience you need your rest. I can't believe you guys met her...oh my!!!!

~Laura~ said...

What a sweet post. That's one special bunch of men you have in your life there Lisa! Happy Mothers Day!

Lisa & David said...

Thank you for all of your sweet comments. I'm so proud of my husband and how he treats me and provides for our family...I am surely blessed.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you got to be blessed and pampered by your loving guys for Mother's Day.
You are a wonderful mommy!
I'm so excited you are coming out to CA in a few weeks. I'm not sure if we can make it to the picnic in Chino Hills, but let me know your time frame and schedule when you are here so I can introduce you to Lana. I might let you give her some hugs and smooches, she's so delicious!!

Lisa & David said...

I hope YOUR Mother's Day was extra special this year. I will call you when I am in LA...we're driving over on May 27th, arriving San Diego 29th, my grammie's "memorial" is 30th, Deb's picnic is 31st. and David flies back home. I'm in Pasadena and Los Angeles that week, so tell me what your schedule is like for the first week of June and perhaps me and the boys can drive to your place for a visit. We're just being nomads for a while.