Gina was able to spend her second Mother's Day with the boys, and we all had a great day. For starters, we all went to church (which is what we do every Sunday), but this time we were almost on time. This may not sound like a big deal, but trust me, this is huge. Pastor Bill prepared a special Mother's Day service, and it was great. The boys got to hang out in the nursery for most of the service, but they did get to sing some of the praise songs with us in big church. I'm pretty sure they will both be great singers.

After church we came home, ate lunch, then took long naps. I slept about 40 minutes, but Gina and the boys slept for almost 3 hours. I was able to get all of the laundry folded in that time, as well as make a few phone calls and watch most of the Lakers/Rockets game. Once everyone was up, we went to the park to play for about an hour. The weather was really nice, and everyone had a great time.

The boys and I got Gina some new beach clothes to take to Orlando in a couple of weeks. She has been wanting some new things, and Sam and Nate sure know how to get their mom what she likes. I also made her one my famous fruit smoothies, which Gina is convinced caused the boys to be so big when they were born.

The day was very special and filled with lots of laughs and relaxation. More than anything, we wanted Gina to know how much she is loved and cherished by the three guys in the house. She fits into motherhood like it was tailor-made for her, which we know it was because it was God who made it all possible. Gina pours herself into Samuel and Nathaniel, not only providing for their physical needs, but nurturing their spiritual growth as well. Every night before we put the boys in their cribs for the night, we spend a few minutes praying together as a family. We can't always predict what will happen during the day, especially with twin 15-month old boys, but we can take time at the end of the day to thank the Lord for His blessings and protection over us. After the boys are in their cribs, I usually speed downstairs to get dinner and watch Jeopardy, but Gina will stay with them for a few more minutes and gently sing hymns and praises to the boys as they fall asleep. In the same way, my prayer for Gina is that, at the end of the day when she puts her head down and reflects on all the day's events, the Lord would gently sing over her and affirm His provision for the role he has given her. For while a mother's work is never done, the source that fuels that work is eternal and never runs dry.