so this mother's day, i want to say that i am humbled and honored by the love that my family shows me, inspite of my shortcomings. such unconditional love reminds me WHY i am doing all that i do. i am so blessed with this family of mine. let me share a few highlights...
*sleepy-eyed girl with bed tousled hair finding me the moment she awoke to give me a hug and "happy mother's day" *the smell of a fresh bouquet of lilacs decorating the table *a hand painted "i love you" heart dish made in secret *B asking me to write out the "recipe" for baked potatoes *sitting on the couch while the kids bustle in the kitchen to cook my special dinner *an incredible fruit salad of strawberries, blueberries, mango, kiwi, watermelon, and banana! *new (much needed) garden tools *having 3 generations of mothers and daughters together! *a sunny afternoon at the art fair *a beautiful new piece of artwork, chosen with a future home in mind *chocolate strawberry shortcake for dessert *a sweet "top-secret" note of gratitude for all that i do *a bicker-free afternoon :o) *mark commenting after the dinner was planned, shopped for, prepared, eaten, and cleaned up after, "man, that's a lot of work!" (umm, right. i am aware of that, hon.)
mom with her gran'kids on mother's day
everyday gift: the privilege of being a mom