Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Happy Mothers Day

To all Mothers everywhere I apologize for not getting this adulation out earlier, however as you all know that balancing life with children in tow sometimes costs time.

This message of peace, happiness, joy and thanks goes out to all Mothers ,however there are a number of Mothers that will receive special attention, in no particular order.

Grandma Murphy, Tom's Mom, worked tired less and not without effort raising 7 , yes 7 children, sometimes referred to "my little Angels" and more often that not " My little devils".

Grandma Kay has always been available to help out any way she can. She does a tremendous amount of baby sitting and child watching. She has come to visit in India and even came all the way to Korea to see where her Grandkids were born. Recently she even hosted our sister Brigid's marriage to Dennis on her dock in Florida! She is currently in route back to Minnesota and while we are visiting she and Grandpa Jeremiah will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with all seven children, 5 in laws and 14 Grandkids. Happy Mothers Day Grandma Kay we love you!

Grandma Bunny, Tracy's Mom, was very busy raising three girls of her own. The girls were into all kinds of sports and now all have children of their own and live all over the globe. Bunny has come to visit us her in India and has countless times travelled to Costa Rica to visit Julie and her two kids. Grandma Bunny and Grandpa Jim spend the summer in Michigan and get to see Tammy and her kids there. She as well as Grandma Kay came to Korea to see where our kids were born and even snuck Tom several bags of much needed M&M's. Grandma Bunny and Grandpa Jim are currently preparing to travel to Minnesota so they can visit us while we are there. For all you do, Happy Mothers Day and we love you Grandma Bunny!

Mommy, I have to go poopy! Mommy I have to go PeePee, Moomy where is my BEBE, TRACY!!! All common phases around our house. No matter that Tracy is up most days by 6:00 and off to the gym to train for the MS150, (she is still taking pledges) then gets the kids school lunch packed, then breakfast then out the door to work and not home again until 9:00 most nights, We sometimes just can't give her a minute rest!

She has risen to the level of Director, started a women in Power program to enable women her to realize their inner strenght and demand more respect and acknowledgement for the roles and contributions not only in a their job but in their society as well.

Meanwhile she has provided us with a life experience that is well... awesome.The chants of GO Mommy Go will heard not only in South India but the south Metro of Minneapolis and St.Paul as well when Tracy completes yet another MS150 and yet another year of being the worlds greatest Mom.

We need to do a special call out and mention to the other Mom's in our lives that made it possible for us to parent....

The kids birth Moms gave us the biggest gift you could ever give. They gave us love, life and the hope of a bright future for our kids. I cant imagine having the strength to do this, but we are eternally grateful that they found this strength in themselves. They are in our prayers everyday.

Our Foster Mom's are another incredible group of Moms. They cared for our kids in the early/hardest days of their life. They experienced the sleepless nights, crying and general tentativeness that comes with caring for a tiny new born baby. They did this KNOWING that these kids would grow up in a different family far far away from their care. Unbelievable courage and selflessness

We Thank God for you ALL and We love you "Mom"!!

Happy Mothers Day