You know, so often I take life for granted-- a wonderful husband; beautiful, healthy children; a comfortable home; the privilege of spending every day with my babes... of educating them and exposing them to all things noble and good; a loving family, 4 fabulous grandparents... oh, the list goes on and on.
a delicious breakfast in bed, a beautiful serenade (Bub wrote a special Mother's Day song just for me :), handmade cards from each of the boys, thoughtful gifts... wrapped in toilet paper (I can only assume they didn't know where I keep the tissue paper?? Thankfully, it was clean~), a little Star Wars on the XBox (I'm not sure they really wanted me to play-- it just sounded like a good idea since it was my special day :), an awesome cookout, a leisurely stroll through Old Town and a few chocolate milk shakes to top off the day. Whew, I'm tired, but oh-so-content.
Yes, being a mom is truly the greatest joy of my life. Children-- my children-- are, simply put... the best!
Oh, I neglected to mention their lovely artwork... you see, while Chris was grilling steaks in the backyard, I followed my littles out front and watched them decorate the drive way. Here's a peak :)
Ok... so my Mother's Day rocked, and I hope yours did, too! Before I wrap this up, though, and head off to bed, I'd kick myself later if I ignored here (in this specific post, so creatively titled, "Happy Mother's Day!") the two very special women in my life who have influenced me more than any other:
Mom, you are my greatest role model and my inspiration. Thank you for modeling for me, every single day, the love of Christ... sacrificial love... pure and unadulterated... flowing from a heart that knows no limits. You are truly heaven-sent.
And Moggie-- you raised one heck of a guy! Thank you for sharing him with me~ You have been like a second mother to me and a best friend, too. You have encouraged me and you have helped me; you have loved me all these years, and for that, I thank you~
I love you both immensely! Happy Mother's Day~