It was SO good. I guess picking the "perfect" card took a while at the store but it was super cute and of course, sang a song (You Got It by Roy Orbison!). Then I got a pot of tulips, which I love, a Veggetti, which is a contraption you use to cut veggies into spaghetti, and finally, a half-share to our neighborhood CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture). We did this last year and loved it, so I'm excited to do it again.
Then we all got ready and went to church. The kids made me corsages during Sunday School, which was super cute and I wore until Baby tore them off. When we got home, we did something I always want to do but we never remember or take the time: a family picture:
Then, because Mother's Day wouldn't be complete without having to be a "mom" at some point, Mac puked all over me just after I'd given him baby food! At least it was apples and blueberries, so it could have been worse! He ended up puking three times and then was a different kid afterward. Maybe it was a little bug...who knows?!?! He slept fine last night, so hopefully it is gone today.
I'm sure I'm already forgetting some details, but even if I am, it was a wonderful day. Jim kept telling me not to do things, which was super nice and thoughtful, especially since he was feeling a little under the weather, too.
I'd also like to wish my mom a very happy Mother's Day. I don't know how you raised four girls, often by yourself, it probably seemed. But you did and I don't remember you being overwhelmed or exasperated, like I so often find myself. I don't know if it is selective memory or if you just handled yourself with grace, but regardless, I'm so thankful for the example you've set for me as a mother and the love I've received my whole life. And here is a picture of the two of us (circa 1979):
I had to crop Kristine and dad out. I had a hard time finding a picture of just us! Thank you for all you've done and for all you do. I love you!
And Mother's Day wouldn't be possible in my family without the love and guidance of these two amazing women as well:
These two women are incredible beyond measure. They both are the matriarchs of two huge families and yet make a point to let each one of us know how much they love us. I only hope to be half the wife, mother and (some day) grandmother they are!