Actually, Mother's Day 2012 was very nice for me. I shall cherish the memories!
We went to church, of course. Pastor had all the mother's stand and there was a thunderous applause for all of us. As we sat down, I noticed a young couple. The man was holding a very new baby. You could tell it was their first and a little girl. She was covered in pink.
I would glance at them throughout the service, how proud they looked with that baby girl. I noticed often, the father would look down at his child and the look of pride on his face was priceless! At then end of the service, I noticed this young mother yawn. I chuckled to myself and thought, "Oh, honey you're going to be doing a lot of that for a very long time."
Memories of my own experience with a few (OK, 7) babies took me back. I remember so well that feeling. Didn't matter if it was the first baby to the last, the feeling I had is something you just cannot explain. That warm feeling followed me the rest of the day. Thank you, God, for letting me experience that again.
I bought some beautiful roses and off to the cemetery we went. For my mother in law. She deserved to be remembered as well. As I stood there, I silently "talked" with her. I felt a presence, as if she were right there. I told her, in my mind, that her child has the same disease that took her life. I believe she knows already. It was a feeling I got, deep within my soul. She does know. I asked her to watch out for him, please.
The rest of the day was spent quietly at home. Kristen cooked dinner and made a cake. Pat & Christine stopped by with a gift for me. It was supplies I needed for my stained glass painting projects. How thoughtful of them. Calls throughout the day from each child of mine.
I have completed only 1 stained glass project so far. Jack is making frames for them today. We have a lot of scrap wood we were using for the fireplace and they will make beautiful frames. We tried one out yesterday. Really looks great. All I have to do is lightly sand and put a very light stain on the wood. I am excited how well this is going. Can't wait for the Arts & Craft Sale. Just need to get the rest done.
If I had to grade Mother's Day 2012, I'd say it was an A+.
Thank you God, for a lovely day. Funny how He knows just what you need at the right time, right place.