This was my 2nd Mother's Day, and it still felt a little surreal to me to be the one being celebrated. Being a mom felt like such a far off dream for so long, but now I AM ONE, and it just still seems too good to be true at times!
Rob did his best to keep the munch quiet so I could sleep in, but if you've ever tried to keep a one year old quiet, you know that it's quite the task. I didn't mind getting up though because it just meant that I had more time with my family, and I sipped coffee from my perch on the couch instead ;)
We had brunch out and did our weekly grocery run which felt so wrong, but it had to be done, and it's always better to go with a helping hand!
We pretty much spent the rest of the day outside...playing, walking to the park, and "mowing." It was perfect. Nothing extravagant by any means, but there's no where else I would have rather been.
With my baby girl and my baby daddy is right where I wanted to be on my big day...
Because it's the simple things that matter most to me. Sneaking kisses, Jaqsy running to me while squealing and giggling, sharing a popsicle on the back porch, and tucking her into bed for the night. Those things mean far more to me than a day at the spa or any fancy restaurant.
But that's not to say I would be opposed to a spa trip on my birthday though...*ahem*
But seriously, God has blessed me so with the family He's given me. I have a husband that loves us to no end (and does it well), I've got a darling girl that's full of personality and fun...this life I'm living is pretty sweet. Even on the longest and hardest days, I know that I'm one of the lucky ones.
Somebody pinch me!
*Jaqs received this beautiful quilt in the mail this week from her Great-Great-Aunt Judy in Washington!
Isn't is precious? I know it's a treasure we will cherish for a lifetime. There's nothing quite like a handmade quilt...so special!*
There was just one thing that didn't feel quite right about this Mother's Day, and that was the fact that I wasn't spending it with my mom. She is, without a doubt, one of the most influential people in my life, and I love her with all of my heart. It's a wonderful blessing when your mom becomes your best friend, and I'm so grateful that she's mine!
"Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: 'There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!' Charm is deceptive and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done."
--Proverbs 31: 28-31