Yesterday was Mother's Day. Typically a tough day at our house. My husband feels the strain of living so far from his family. He doesn't say much but I know he misses his mother and grandmothers. When he calls his mom and hears about how his brother's family will celebrate with her, I know that he wishes that he could be there too.
I feel the emptiness of our home. Sometimes I wonder how my children would celebrate me. Would they fix me breakfast in bed? Or would they wake me with kisses and crawl into bed to let me hold them? I wonder if I'll ever have a child to wish me a "Happy Mother's Day". I'd be lying if I said those thoughts didn't cross to mind but I tried really hard to focus on what I have and not what I don't have.
What I have is an amazing grandmother and a wonderful mother. Every day with my grandmother is a blessing as she continues her battle with cancer. And my mother. My mother is an amazing woman. Like my husband, she doesn't always say it but she shows me all the time how much she loves me. She is a very selfless person who is willing to do anything to better the lives of her children. Her creativity never ceases to impress me. She is a crafter, cook, cake decorator, wine charm maker, seamstress and much more.
My mom and her husband have a gorgeous home and they love to host parties. Themed parties are their specialty. So for Mother's Day, my mom hosted a garden tea party for a few special ladies. It didn't seem right for her to do all of the work so I arrived early to help set up and prepare the food. I brought her a mocha from Starbucks and we spent some quality time together in the kitchen. When the guests arrived, the garden was transformed into a lovely tea party.
|My mom with my cousin Zay (of course I saw what my mom would be like as a grandmother)|
Thank you, mom...for all that you did to make yesterday special. And for all that you have done for me throughout my life and continue to do. I'm lucky to have you as my mother.
Hope everyone had a beautiful Mother's Day!