Sunday, May 10, 2009


Many of you who know me know that I mess things up on a regular basis. By messing things up I mean most holidays, birthdays and every Sunday morning. However, the one holiday I seem to mess up on a regular basis is Mother’s Day. Regardless of my efforts (or lack thereof) I find a way to disappoint my wife. This year I’m trying to do better.

Heidi is one of the best mother’s I know. Many of you know this because you have seen our children…always dressed to impress, well-behaved, courteous, kind, loving, thoughtful, etc. Tatum, Tucker and Jersey know they are loved and Heidi proves this every single day. She selflessly serves our family ALL day and never asks anything in return. She is always there to play, comfort, spend time, read, educate, discipline when needed or whatever is needed at that time. Our kids are very well taken care of ALL because of Heidi.

When I asked Tatum why she loved her Mommy, her response was as follows:
1. She plays with me.
2. She is beautiful.
3. She always dresses pretty.
4. She is nice.
5. I love her.
6. She is the bestest Mommy.
7. She sits by me.

When I asked Tucker why he loved his Mommy, his response was as follows:
1. She jumps on the tramp.
2. She likes Ninja (Tucker’s turtle).
3. She likes Jersey.
4. She is pretty.
5. She is nice.
6. She looks like a beautiful flower.

Jersey loves her Mommy for all the same reasons as Tatum and Tucker. Jersey has seen first hand the selflessness of Heidi. She spent countless hours at the hospital singing, talking, reading, loving and standing next to Jersey. Heidi always let Jersey know how much she loved her and how much her family loves her. There is not a doubt in my mind Jersey felt Heidi’s love and knew she would do anything for her. Jersey loves her Mommy!!!

Heidi, in case I forget to say this out loud…Happy Mother’s Day!!! I love you very much and am thankful for everything you do for our family. Tatum, Tucker, Jersey and I all adore you and are thankful for your countless acts of service you provide daily. YOU ARE THE BEST!

Me, Tatum, Tucker, Jersey


The Millirons said...

SO sweet, Happy Mothers Day to you Heidi ! I went and saw Elizabeth today. I stopped by to say a little hello to Jersey as well. I can only imagine how beautiful our little angels are : )

Jen Olson Brown said...

Chris- you just made all of us moms cry. Well said and we concur that Heidi is a gem and all of her children are so lucky to be hers, and yours! You two make an incredible pair!

blah, blah by lindsey said...

heidi you are one of a kind!! i am i so glad you are married to chris!! hope your day is great!!

Sunnee said...

You are an awesome mommy,even just seeing pictures I havn't got to see you in action yet!! hope you have a great day!!

Kristine said...

Happy Mothers Day Heidi!! It is so clear that all three of your children love you so much. Even though little Jersey isn't physically here today, I'm SURE she was full of smiles for you today. :)

Netso said...

Oh my heck!! he is that cute AND that sweet? ha ha you are a doll.. My favorite daughter, Remember? Hope your day is happy :) we love you, Netso and SKylee

Nicole said...

Chris, very well written. Heidi, you are the best and your kiddos all know how lucky they are to have you.

Hallowsboys said...

Happy Mother's Day! That is the sweetest post, how thoughtful, how special. I would say that tops all the gifts anyone could receive on this special day. Tell your husband way to go. I hope you day was good despite the circumstances, you were in my thoughts today a lot.

Dennison Family said...

Oh!! How sweet!! Well, Chris definitely got this right! I agree 100%!! Happy mother's day to YOU!! I love the tribute!!

Evie's Story said...

This post brings tears to my eyes. Well done Chris! Beautifully written to a well deserving mommy. Happy Mothers Day Heidi. You were close in my thoughts and prayers yesterday! Love you

The McKnights said...

Ok ok...Chris wins the husband of the year award! You are a gear mom! Hope you had a great day! Love the kids responses by the way!

The Kemptons said...

Chris, that was so sweet. You are one lucky man to have such a wonderful wife and Heidi is very lucky to have you. Your whole famiy is so cute, all five of you.
Happy Mother's Day Heidi!

jill said...

way to go chris!! that was a sweet little note, better than any gift!

hope you had a happy mother's day.