Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

It was a lovely day!  This is what I woke up to on Mother's Day!
After only getting 5 1/2 hours of sleep, 
Brooke got up early to work on Mother's Day decorations, festivities and fun.
  She scrubbed and cleaned the kitchen and cleared the back stairs. 
She assembled tissue pom pom flowers and streamers 
and hung them from the ceiling. 
And she made me a gorgeous wrist corsage, 
using some of the beautiful pink flowers from our side yard. 
 She was busy!
On the kitchen counter was a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Mark,
 a gift from the all the kids and the gorgeous corsage that Brooke made.
Brooke had asked all of the kids to email her some words that describe me.
Of course, they were way too kind and said such nice things...
I'm sure that they had to make some of it up, but I didn't care...
It was Mother's Day, my day, all day long, and that meant that I could just pretend...
 and let my kids spoil me and say nice things and make me think I'm a good mother!
I may leave the decorations up all year;)!
The fabulous corsage that Brooke made.  
Notice the cute bracelet that she attached the corsage to?
I wore it to church and got so many compliments.
A side view of the corsage.  Love, love, LOVE the vintage bracelet!
 Thanks to all my adorable children. 
 I really don't deserve all the nice things that they said about me.  
And the sweet cards and gifts were so appreciated!
 I feel so spoiled but mostly, I feel blessed to have such wonderful kids, 
who are my best friends and have grown up to be amazing adults 
(yes, Brooke, you are almost 18 so I can call you an adult!)  
And they did it in spite of my imperfections and at times, my poor parenting skills...
 They have made my job as a mother easy
 and helped me trick fool convince others that I'm a good mother 
and that I know what I am doing, which I really don't...
But what I do know is that being a mother is probably one of the toughest jobs that I've ever had,
 and once you are a mother you will always be a mother 24/7,
and you will always worry about your children, even when they are grown... 
  But it is also one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences 
and has brought me more joy than I could ever imagine.
Thanks for the wonderful day!


Erica said...

Happy Mother's Day! You are one of the mothers I look up to the most!

Ashley said...

I love this post!!! It warmed my heart so. Love and miss you, Mama! See you in TWO WEEKS! I can't wait.