Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother’s Day

I took pictures of myself and the kids over the course of the week last week. I’m not usually in pictures so I made sure to get some with the kiddies. I love how each picture came out.

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Zoe asked me if she could take me to breakfast this morning, and before we knew it, both her brothers were along for the ride! Initially we were headed for Dunkin Donuts, but then I remembered Burger King had those french toast sticks and we ended up there instead. Then, when I really started to think about it, I thought about all the mornings Zoe and I would stop at BK before heading into work/daycare in the mornings. I remembered that she’d always get those mini cinnamon rolls and I’d get some sort of breakfast sandwich. Hard to believe that was already almost 15 years ago…weird that I have such fond memories of a fast food restaurant…

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We stopped by Mema’s house to give her some Mother’s Day love too. We didn’t stay long because they were expecting company but I did make them pose for this shot and I just love it! She’s such a great grandma to the kids and friend to me, and I love her for giving me an amazing husband.

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Tony bought me the most incredible gift. He knows how I love my kids and how I love great big pictures of them all over the place, so he got me this beautiful canvas.

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The words read:

You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow, they’ll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift. Breather and notice. Smell and touch them; Study their faces and little feet and pay attention. RELISH THE CHARMS OF THE PRESENT. Enjoy today, mama. It will be over before you know it.  -Jen Hatmaker

Every time I read those words, my eyes tear and my nose burns just a little. They bring such happiness and sorrow all at once. Their truth is nearly unbearable.

I may have to set up a table beneath this just for a box of tissues…

PS. I haven’t forgotten about my dear mother. I don’t have photos to share because we just aren’t close enough (in distance) to have any on this day, but she was with me all day today. Really though, it doesn’t take the calendar to remind me what a gem of a mother I have. I know this every day. She is the best mother and friend I could ever ask for.

I love you, Mom. Happy Mothers Day.

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