To all of you mommy's reading this may I wish you a wonderful day. As Mother's Day 2008 comes to a close I do hope that each of you had a memorable day celebrating the most wonderful position in the world....being a mommy. It has been quite an unusual Mother's Day this year and I have spent the day at home alone with my girls. Grace and I have been nursing "tummy bugs" (Isn't it funny how that we try to give cute names to something that is really just gross) Well, anyway we have felt pretty yucky and with Mike and Cody spending the weekend in Colorado it has been a mellow day. Not that I really felt like doing anything but I have missed my boys today and I also missed being able to treat my mom, nana and sister to brunch as I had planned. Nevertheless, the girls and I blew up our air mattress and put it in the playroom and snuggled while watching Food Network and HGTV. As I have reflected on being a mom today I have been reminded that there are so many mom's who have gone before us showing us how to celebrate the joy's of motherhood and survive the struggles. I am blessed this Mother's Day to have a mom, a mother-in-law, and two grandmother's still present in my life and I am grateful to each of them for more things that I could ever record. I am thankful that God granted me the gift of my mom, Mike's mom, my nana and my mee-mee. What memories I have to treasure from the specialness that they have brought into my life since I was born. I am also surrounded by incredible women who provide encouragement and strength as we journey together in motherhood. My sister, who is one of the most amazing moms that I know, my online friends who warm my heart with their insights and knowledge as we share our lives and my school mom's whom I have savored the support and encouragement as we have deepened our friendship through being mom's to our kids. To be alone in this journey of motherhood would take away the richness that can be absorbed from seeing life through the eyes of another mom. I pray today that wherever you are in your journey that you have someone who shares in your walk. I would like to close with something that Erma Bombeck said as she was battling cancer:
" If I had my life to live over, I would have talked less and listened more. I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace....burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage. I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains. Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle. I WOULD SEIZE EVER MINUTE...LOOK AT IT AND REALLY SEE IT...LIVE IT.. AND NEVER GIVE IT BACK."
With much love from my heart to yours,
Happy Mother's Day!
Here are a few pics of our Mother's Day! I have such beauties even when they are sick.