May 11, 2012

Missing Mom

This week has been difficult at the Slagenweit household. We are missing Mom. Its been six months since she passed away, and this week being Mother's Day brings lots of special memories of her. Jonathan has said time and time again, "I just wish I could pick up the phone and call her".

I finished up a digital photo book of Tyler from 2011/2012 since he turns four in less than  two weeks. It was so hard to realize that this is the last book that I had the privilege of having pictures of the boys with Mom. Our next little bundle arrives four weeks from Monday, and it breaks my heart to know that we won't be able to call and give her the exciting news. This side of heaven she will not get to meet the little guy.

While times like these are tough, and we miss her so much. I'm so grateful that she left us such a wonderful legacy! Jonathan said the other day that he hated the fact that the boys would not really remember her, and that we would have to tell them everything about her. Her wonderful cooking, her hospitality, her sweet spirit, her love for her family, and most importantly her unwavering faith in God--regardless of what she faced. Even though we wish our boys would be able to remember all of these things about their Grandma. We are so blessed that we have such wonderful memories to share with them about her.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Thank- you, for the Faithful Footsteps you left behind for us to Follow. We love you!


  1. Sorry Tonya! :/ I can't imagine loosing my mother-in-law! Grateful that she had such a great legacy to leave your boys!

  2. I'm so glad we had a mother who is missed - I just wish it didn't hurt so much. I wonder sometimes if the boys will have any memories of her other than "hurt legs." I'm so thankful that she got to meet as many of her grandchildren as she did - her prayer 15 years ago was that she would live long enough to see all of her kids on their own - I'm so thankful God answered her prayer! Love you guys....and we CAN"T WAIT to get the phone call!