Not for the gifts, or the spoiling, though those are always nice, but because there’s nothing quite like hearing, “I love you, Mommy. Happy Mudders Day” from your 3 and 4 year old. I also love the handmade things that you get. Zander made me the sweetest little handprint flower and a card at school. I just loved it. This was the first year that Ash didn’t make me anything at school (shame on her school), so she made sure that she made me something at home. She worked for hours on it on Saturday night, and Sunday morning I was gifted with a hand made card and I have no idea what the other thing is, but I love it – because SHE made it. Without being asked or told to do it. She did it all on her own. I am the luckiest mom on the earth, because I have been blessed with 4 (and a half!) beautiful children. I can’t wait to be called “Mommy” by this baby as well.
I won a prize at church yesterday, and I didn’t even find out until AFTER church was over! 🙂 Our church gives away big hanging baskets of flowers to differnt moms: the oldest mom, the youngest mom, the mom with the most kids with them in church that day, etc. Well, *I* won the “Mom with the most kids with them in church.” There was another mom there with 4 kids, but because I’m carrying the baby in my belly, Pastor counted it as a “half” so I won the hanging basket. I was down teaching my class, so I had no idea I had even won! Gene accepted the gift on my behalf. So exciting. I’ve never won anything before!! 🙂
I hope all the moms reading this had a wonderful Mother’s Day.