Sunday, May 10, 2009
Let me just say...it was a beautiful Mother's Day. Everything from the weather without rain...to my thoughtful gifts...to sweet pictures of my girls and I.
After some discussion with Chuck of what we should do, I requested breakfast at home with a treat of a Starbucks coffee and some kind of special pastry. We enjoyed our goodies at the breakfast nook while the kids and Daddy shared with me special things they love about me. Their words of encouragement meant so much and were so thoughtful.
We headed home after trying a new church (still checking things out on that front) and had a nice lunch with my parents. We had yummy salads and we enjoyed grilled chicken out on the back deck. Then the girls brought out the gifts. Sweet little hand painted frames and crafts. Such thoughtful little girls.
Then, to my surprise, the girls and Chuck gave me such a THOUGHTFUL gift...an award. In recognition of the effort I give to our family, they wanted to recognize the work I do to make our family what it is. This shocked me and took me by such a wonderful surprise. The moment I knew what it was, the ugly cry started to creep in and took over. And if you know me, it takes a LOT to get me to cry.
I felt such a sense of appreciation and admiration by the people that matter most to me. To know how much they notice and appreciate all I do as the Mom was so wonderful. I truly felt recognized and acknowledged. A feeling every Mom should feel.
I have shared before that motherhood is such a privilege, an honor that God chose me to invest and serve this beautiful family. I am blessed more than words can explain. Thankful to be a mommy. Grateful to partner with my husband. Honored to influence my children.
I hope all you Mothers out there in blogville had a FANTASTIC Mother's Day and felt special and appreciated and honored by your families. My world is better for having know such inspirational Moms.
Posted by crispy at 9:01 PM