Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Memories

With the coming of Mother's Day I have been thinking about my mom a lot lately.  Sometimes it's hard to believe that she has been gone for over 9 years already.  I miss her so much some days, and wish that she was here to see my boys and take part in what they are doing.  I talk about her with them, but it makes me sad that they will not get to know her here on this earth.

But memories of Mom are not all sad.  I also think about the happy times with her.  Going through a bunch of old pictures recently has increased all of this, too.  I hope that I am building happy memories for my children.  I know that they are building happy memories for me.  They have had me laughing a lot lately.  And they filled my heart with happiness this weekend as we celebrated Mother's Day.

These are not from Mother's Day, but are pictures of me and Mom together.

Steve helped me have a great weekend, too.  For starters, we had planned to work on the new fence this weekend, but Steve got all of this weekend's work done without me!  I had joked with him that he could do that, and he tried hard to get it done.  While he was working on the fence, I was helping at a baby shower for a new mom-to-be in our church.  What a great start to Mother's Day weekend!  On Sunday, Steve was working the lights at all 3 services at church.  The boys got up in time to go with him early in the morning, so I got to sleep in and just get myself to church.  I didn't get my usual breakfast in bed, but I think it was a great trade!  What a great husband I have!!!

The boys were sweet that morning, too.  They came into the room and kissed me on the cheek and told me "Happy Mother's Day" just before they left.  They had already given me some presents, but they made some more at church and game them to me after church.  We bribed them with M&M's to get some pictures of them with me and their presents to me.   Then we just hang around the house most of the afternoon.  We played a game of Sorry together and then Steve and the boys played a video game while I took a little nap.  After that we went to Carino's for dinner.  I was stuffed by the end, but it was so good!  We have cut back on our dining out and sometimes I have trouble even picking out a place to go.  But I finally settled on this, and it was great!  After we got home and got the boys ready for bed, Steve and I watched Runaway Bride.  It was a relaxing and happy day, and I was very thankful for it.


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