Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Mother's Day this year was best described as mellow. That's a good thing. I like mellow. The kids were mellow, the weather was mellow. Yep, it was a good day. Here's the run down.

Mike and the kids made me breakfast in bed again. Yes, you heard that-- breakfast in bed two days in a row. Shazam! After breakfast, we went to church and then got ready to have our third annual Mother's Day Brunch with our good friends, the Reutlingers, Bellamys and Rosses. The deal is, the husbands plan a menu and then along with the kids serve the moms lunch in our friends' beautiful backyard. The menu yesterday included: french toast, a tomato-pesto tart, spinach/strawberry/pecan salad, sausage, fresh pineapple& cantaloupe, chocolate dipped strawberries and citrus iced tea. The men were totally in charge of all the cooking and they once again pulled off a fabulous meal. The ladies sat in the shade and chatted while the kids got to play waiter/waitress for us. It was fabulous.  So fabulous that I didn't even think to take any pictures. Oh well.

Later, we came home and Lucas took a nap while the girls played outside for awhile. When Lucas woke up I tried to get the three of them to sit still long enough for me to take a picture. As usual, that is about as easy as trying to catch running water in your hands. Here's what I ended up with:

 My three hoodlums
Leah is kissing Lucas' cheek so hard his right eye is all wonky.

Leah was having hysterical giggle fits 

Of course the day would not be complete without me pausing to remember my own beautiful mom. I wish I could hug her and tell her for the one millionth time what an amazing mother she was to me. I wish I could honor her by serving her lunch at my house and having the kids present her with homemade cards. I had my "sit on the back porch by myself and cry" moment, but then I decided to spend the rest of the day focusing not on what I don't have, but what I do have.

What I do have is three beautiful, awesome, healthy kids whom I am privileged enough to get to raise. And I have the legacy of my own mother's love to pass down to them. I honor my mom every time I listen to my kids, read with them, laugh with them and hug them. I am so grateful for 34 years with her.  What a true gift.
My mom and me

So I hope all you moms out there had a great Mother's Day. I hope you felt honored and blessed and loved, because you deserve it! You rock!

1 comment:

Maria Rose said...

Sounds like a beautiful day. I am glad you took a moment to feel the loss of your mother, but then chose to spend the day honoring her memory. Beautiful!