Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

I feel so honored to be a mom.  Today was my favorite Mother's Day ever.  Here's why:

  1. Lower expectations.  In the past I have set up in my mind exactly what I wanted, and when it didn't happen I was disappointed.  This year, I thought I was just going to be a mom, and celebrate my own mom, and it would all be good.  No expectations.
  2. But, Dan outdid himself in the gift department.  I got a gym membership (yay! I hope to finally lose my last of the baby weight) and 4 big pots of flowers for the patio.
  3. We had some slightly under the weather kids, just sick enough to stay home from church.  Dan stayed with them, and Brady and I went.  It was so peaceful with just one child.
  4. While I was at church, Dan cleaned up, and I came home to a clean house.
  5. I wanted a picture with each of my kids, and got it.
  6. I got to plan the menu for dinner, which means it was yummy.
  7. For the first time in 7 years I got to spend the day with my own mom, who is one of the most amazing ladies that I know.
  8. The boys did the dishes.
  9. I have 4 amazing children who are miracles in my life.  I feel so lucky to be their mom.

And see how cute my mom and sisters are?


Shelly Cunningham said...

I love the photos of you with each of your boys. I got some of me with my boys as well, and it made me so happy!!!
I'm glad you enjoyed your big day this year.

T Fowler said...

Wow! That was a great Mother's Day. I spent Mother's Day in the hospital, but for a good reason!