Sunday, May 11, 2008

To One Amazing Momma!



I've got to take a moment to tell the world what an amazing Mom Lindsey Wheeler is! All this waiting...all this praying...all this hanging on...all this longing and aching and blogging has only proven one thing- Lindsey is one fierce Momma! She has what it takes!

This is her 1st Mother's Day to be a Mom, and I'm so proud of her! She is so strong, so courageous, so compassionate and so willing to sacrifice whatever it takes for her baby girl! I am loving watching her "nest" as she sets up Eliana's room, and gets the house ready! By the way get your cameras ready because I can already tell Eliana will be one of the best dressed kids at the playground! Lindsey has found some of the most "To Die For" (or TDF as she would say) outfits that you can imagine!

Lindsey, Thank you for setting such an incredible example for our little girl of what a Godly woman is. Thank you for your Faith and Hope...and for letting me borrow yours when mine gets weak. Thank you for fighting for our Eliana. Thank you for just being you! I'm so excited to take this adventure of parenting right alongside you!

I love you with all my heart!
Love,
Chris

31 comments:

Lee Anne and John said...

Happy First Mothers Day Lindsey! You truly are a wonderful mom, keep fighting for your little angel. She WILL come home!!!
Hugs,
Lee Anne

nikki said...

Such a sweet post!!!
Happy Mother's Day Lindsey!!!

Ashley *Madelines Mama* said...

Happy Mother's Day, Lindsey! I can't wait to see the Mommy&Me photos next year :)

Chris- Kudos to you for being such a loving husband to your wife today, and everyday. This post was beautiful

The Milner Family said...

Two years ago I spent Mother's Day separated from my son. I had never held this little boy and I had no idea when he would come home. I did not need genetics nor did I need to hold him in the flesh for him to be a part of me. My love for him was as strong and real as my love for our daughter that grew inside my womb.

I pray that God will bless you today as you prepare for your daughter's arrival. It is obvious that she is loved and that God has placed her in a very special family. The wait is difficult but the journey is eternal.

Happy Mother's Day!

Becca said...

Happy Mother's Day, Lindsey! Next year's will be much different - and I want to say what an incredible husband you have. You guys are a wonderful example of a loving family.

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

julie_joshb said...

Oh Linds...have I been thinking about u today non stop. I cant even tell u. I saw u called me, going to listen to your message now. I love u my Linds. can we talk tomorrow? Happy Mothers day! Love u

The Heinrichs said...

Lindsey is awesome! I know today must have been very hard for her but it will only make her stronger! Give her a great big hug and wish her a Happy Mother's Day from Deanna and Brent!

Jocelyn said...

Happy Mother's Day...what a sweet post!!

Sophie's Mom said...

Happy 1st Mother's Day! What a sweet hubby you have!

The gFamily said...

I agree, she is one amazing momma! Happy Mother's Day Lindsey!!

Jess said...

Happy first Mother's Day!!! You ARE an amazing mother!

I LOVE my Junk Posse necklace Jadon and Josh gave me!!!!!

Rachel said...

Hugs and prayers to you Lindsey. You are one awesome mom!

Kim & Dave said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Praying your sweet baby home!!!!

I know it will happen in God's perfect time....but I also know that the waiting is still sometimes hard....so I will pray for you both as you wait.

Christy Hutchins said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY LINDSEY!

Christy Hutchins

Maria said...

Praying for you guys during this difficult time.

Chris, what a beautiful post to your deserving and wonderful wife.

Happy Mother's Day, Lindsey!

xxoo
Maria

Jess said...

I wish we lived closer too!!

Sometime while you commented on my Myanmar post, I posted about my Mother's Day and it included "Junk Posse!" (so if you didn't read that post, please check it out) It is a necklace I will truly treasure for the rest of my life!

Jess said...

oh, and you are so right. It is a broken, fallen world. Gets pretty obvious when this stuff is brought to our attention isn't it.

I'll pray for the children in the village in Sudan. Thanks for telling me.

Hannah said...

What a sweet post, your sweet baby will be so lucky to come home to a house so full of love...for her, for each other and most importantly for the Lord.

I hope you had a wonderful mothers day, I know how hard it can be when half your heart is in another country.

God Bless.

Hannah

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

Lindsey and Chris,

Thank you for the great picture of Eliana in the pretty Gautemala picture frame. I am looking forward to taking my own pictures of Eliana to put into the Grandmother's photo album. I am looking forward to fixing the Guat. hot chocolate, I'm sure it is yummy. Thanks for the call too!
Love, Mary Helen/Momma

TedTracie said...

HOW SWEET!
Girl, you look gorgeous!

My computer has been down and out so I am catching up on my blogs...

McMurrays said...

Happy first mothers Day!!! Keep praying, loving and shopping. . .she WILL be home.
Darcy

Debbie said...

What a sweet post!!! You are a blessed woman Lindsey!! And I am sure Chris is a very blessed man!!! Which in turn means your beautiful little Eliana is very blessed to have you both as parents, I can't wait until she is home!

Debbie

Jami said...

Happy Mothers Day, Lindsey! I wish Eliana was with you today but I'm praying with you that she will be very very soon! :)

I can't wait to see you with her again! :)

amy stanfield said...

I was thinking about you yesterday Lindsay, and wished I could have given you a happy mothers day hug!!
You, my friend, are indeed an awesome momma. What a sweet, compassionate heart you have, and one that loves deeply. What a gift to give to your precious Eliana!
What sweet encouragement from your hubby- we all need that. ;)
Love you guys, and see you on Thursday!!

dianna and jeff said...

It has been such a joy for me to read your blog and catch up on your story. Hope your mothers day was special and that God will bring you baby girl home soon. All the best.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

you go sweet girl ... you will have your sweet girl in your arms soon ...and what a party we will have !!

Anonymous said...

I AGREE!!!!!!
Lindsey you are the best. Can't wait to see you ... oh my gosh!!!
- Erika

Megan and Andy said...

Happy Mother's Day!! Wishing you all the best this day and always!

Jerry and Stacie said...

I hope you had a GREAT first Mother's Day! I know the next one will be even greater! You are an awesome Mom Lindsey and I can't wait to see those sweet girlies in your arms forever!!

Have a great week!
Stacie

K Leclercq said...

Oh my gosh... that is the sweetest post I've read in so long! I have tears in my eyes! You guys sound like an amazing family!

Dena said...

What a wonderful post! HAPPY HAPPY Mother's Day!