People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mother's Day Reunion

Mother's Day weekend we had Regan's birthmom and her two boys come and spend a couple of days with us. Regan is a really friendly girl and had no trouble talking with them and playing with the boys. The first night we had a bbq at my in-laws and Jake and Kelly Colvin came since he has known Jennifer since he was a kid. We had a good time and went to Zion National Park to show them some of the beauty there, although it was alot of traveling all said and done. However, I made matching bracelets for them to wear and wrote a poem to go with it. I hope she knows how much we appreciate her.




10 comments:

Dawna said...

This is a really special tribute, one she will cherish. Love Mom

Catherine said...

You are such a remarkable person, Kristal! That poem is so special. I'm glad you shared it with us.

JaredandKatie said...

That is so neat that Regan is able to have some cummunication with her birth mom. That was a very beautiful poen you wrote as well. You are so talented.

JaredandKatie said...

Oh, how embarrasing. My fingers were on the wrong keyes. I meant communication. Oh, well. It's the thought that counts right.

JaredandKatie said...

Oh, how embarrasing. My fingers were on the wrong keyes. I meant communication. Oh, well. It's the thought that counts right.

Skousen Seven said...

What a beautiful poem! Regan is so blessed to have you as a mom. Jennifer truely gave the most selfless gift to you and Jason. I will always love her for that. The poem is so incredible. I love you guys.

Kathi & Ronnie Bishop said...

That is so amazing you guys have a relationship with her birth mom. Makes you a truley remarkable family with big hearts! That poem is so sweet!

Ulma said...

Kristal,

I admire your selflessness so much and I hope I can someday feel the same way. What you did was beautiful and I couldn't help but cry. You are a great example to me. Thanks!

Kristin said...

Krystal that was awesome, and so important to that special mom and little Regan. You rock!

Matt n Jessica said...

This brought tears to my eyes, probably part of the pregnancy hormones and just part down right awesome! The poem, the bracelets, the relationship, its all amazing.