Happy Mother's Day Lindsey!!! Wow! Doesn't she look amazing!
The boys and I tried to make Mother's Day special for Lindsey. Jack insisted that we make her crepes for breakfast, and he also chose the dinner that we threw together. All in all, it turned out a lot better than the year I actually forgot Mother's Day. That happened only a couple years ago. It took going to church for me to realize what was going on and by that time it was to late.
Lindsey simply deserves the best. She has worked so hard ever since we were married to get the most out of life and help other people. She worked through her undergrad at BYU while raising two children. She actually completed a lot of my application materials for grad school and helped me get into the program I just graduated from. Lindsey has been extremely supportive on the nights and weekends where I've had to put hours into school. Lindsey is always watching someones children or making a meal to give away. She pays the bills and handles the finances. In a couple weeks we will be moving to Fargo, and she has been the one to work out all the details and make all the arrangements for us to move into a great home. She "pumps" religiously (about 3 hours a day) in order to feed Ezra and is also using her milk to feed another baby in our ward. She is okay with her children rocking mullets. Recently, she has taught Jack to read and potty trained Jude. It's true that Lindsey receives all the inspiration for our family; thanks to her, we were able to realize that we should have a child while in grad school and now we get to enjoy Ezra every day. She makes sure we provide our children with great experiences like soccer and swimming lessons. Costco trips just wouldn't be the same without her. She responds to my stupid comments when they should be ignored. In December, I bailed on her last minute to interview for a job, leaving her to fly by herself with three boys to Vegas which she handled extremely well. She is optimistic and has proven time and time and again that she will make the most out of any situation. Lindsey is always quick to give Jude his "mommy love" when he asks for it. She makes sure that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are cut into fun shapes. She recognizes the importance of family and was the stimulus for planning our trips out west this year for family reunions. Lindsey is just amazing.