Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mother's Day 2014

Falling behind again…

While I am writing this, I am still in the process of making my mom's Mother's Day gift at the same time, so I guess I am falling behind in general right now!!  It will all get done eventually.

This year Mother's Day really snuck up on me.  Maybe the lack of sleep, maybe the fact that the week started at Texas Children's ER with Ty - I'll save that for another post - or maybe that our family was hit by what seemed to be the plague leading up to Mother's Day.  Just the perfect little storm of craziness!

But, we had a very nice Mother's Day nonetheless.  Our day started out with church, I consider the fact that we were only 20 minutes late a victory.  It was that kind of week.  Then we spent the rest of the day at my parent's house visiting and eating.  My dad cooked us an awesome lunch and we just enjoyed being out of our infirmary of a house and being with family.

And that was it.  Not really much to blog about, but I feel like it deserves a mention since I am now a mother of two and this little guy was so kind as to start the celebration at 2 AM!  This is also the only picture I managed to take on Mother's Day.  Doesn't he look thrilled...

Being a mom is the hardest, most rewarding part of my life.  I am so thankful, more and more every day, for the opportunity to even be a mom because I know that it is not something that is afforded to everyone.  Every day that I am a mom brings more and more appreciation for my mom and everything she did, and still does, for my sisters and me.  And for Barry's mom for raising him the way she did.  They are both tremendous helps for me, especially at this stage of motherhood.

I am also beyond thankful that our kids have four great grandmothers to celebrate every Mother's Day as well - more wonderful examples of great mom's.  I have GIANT shoes to fill in the mom department, but I have great footsteps in which to follow.

Thank you to these two little blessings that make me laugh daily, challenge me to no end, have taught me patience I never knew I had and brought me joy I didn't know was possible - being your mom is such a privilege!

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