Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

Last week as we were driving around my husband started a conversation with:
"So... next week is Mother's Day huh?" 
  "I don't know what to get you. We don't have any money." 
 "Well, I guess you better get creative then." 
And that is where we left it, him not knowing what to do and me not expecting much more than the obligatory sappy card... 

I have to admit that he knocked my socks off. 
Major points for both creativity and thoughtfulness.

Additional brownie points were earned by making me laugh with the fine print at the bottom, asterisks and all. 

I can't wait to use this! Who's up for a girl's night? I can stay out until midnight!

This morning I woke up to a wonderful breakfast in bed from Jacob. He was so sweet and made sure it was "diet" friendly. (Still more calories than I should have eaten, but no way was I going to refuse to eat what he had so lovingly prepared for me.)

I got a paper flower from Lila, a card full of hearts and flowers from Evie, and a book of poetry from Jacob. And not just any old book of poetry, these are all original poems written and illustrated by my son. I have to share my absolute favorite with you.

A Haiku- by Jacob

A swooping eagle
Downward it is coming now
Don't let it hit me

There is also a great portrait of me that he drew. I am standing in line at the grocery store and knitting. I love seeing myself through my children's eyes, and seeing how well my son really knows me.

Today I can honestly say that I can't think of any "thing" I would rather have than these handmade gifts and sincere offerings of love from my husband and children. I feel very blessed to be a mother and very blessed that I am able to stay home with our children and be a homemaker. I know that it is not an option for many people, whether through circumstance or inclination. I never wanted anything more than to be a wife and a mother, and I am truly grateful that I am living the life that I always dreamed of having.  


Emilie said...

MAH-ajor brownie points for Brian! Wahoo!

I'll join you in you valiant efforts in keeping eagles from hitting Jacob.

Happy Mother's Day!

Lynae said...

Those are all wonderful! What a sweet family you have. And you portray them so beautifully in your writing.