Home is......Mothers Day
My girls made Mother's Day wonderful for me. They always do. They are amazing young ladies. They came downstairs at 8:00 and presented me with what you see below..a beautiful necklace and a fun ceramic planter. They both remembered hearing me say I like these things. We saw similar necklaces in Florida and they apparently took note of it.
The card they gave me was the best! I took time to type it out for all of you because it just is so fitting.
ABOVE and BEYOND
No one loves you like a Mom, and no one ever will
BELIEVES IN YOU
There's no superpower greater than a Mom who's in your corner.
Just try to make her stop giving the Mom-love (not to mention the Mom-advice)
DEALS WITH STUFF
So all you have to do is grow up feeling save and loved.
You'll never have a better cheerleader....ever!
FORGIVES the Annoying Little Things You Do
And if you're lucky, the major big things (in time)
GOES THE DISTANCE
Just when you're the least lovable, that's when you need her most-- and somehow she just knows
HEARS WHAT YOU CAN'T SAY
She can read you like a book...That's good...most of the time!
You pushed the limits. She stood her ground. You survived. That was kind of the point.
JUGGLES ROLES LIKE A PRO
And makes it look easy!
KEEPS ON KEEPING ON
Her hopes and dreams and love for you just won't quit!
LET'S YOU MAKE YOUR OWN MISTAKES
And helps you get right back on track
MAKES YOU PROUD
You can see she's respected in the world for who she is
NURTURES YOU GROWING UP
She doesn't hand you everything, but she makes sure you're strong enough to go get it.
She knows her own mind and has her own voice.
You don't even remember how annoying your toddler self could be. She doesn't either.
QUICK WITH PRAISE
And even quicker to brag on you to others
Her smile is always beautiful, because it's where love lives.
SPOILS YOU ROTTEN (sometimes)
Not that you mind
Did she ever want a break? (uh, maybe....) Did she get one? (you're kidding, right?)
She doesn't let life or expectations put her in a box.
As a mom, a mentor and, more and more, as a friend.
Where would you be if you didn't have her on speed dial?
The best parts of yourself you learned from watching her.
YOUNG IN SPIRIT
She knows birthdays don't count--love-filled moment and memories do
ZERO TOLERANCE FOR b.s.
That's why you always tell her the truth. And the truth is that you love her for all these reasons and hundreds more.
Instead of going out to dinner at a packed, crowded and over-priced restaurant we headed to my hubby's parents house for a simple lunch of sandwiches, salads, and cookies. My mother-in-law had invited two single, older mothers and a younger couple to join us. It was simple, it was relaxing and we enjoyed great conversation and a few competitive rounds of Dominoes.
I'm linking this post to Sandy's Home is.....over at Reluctant Entertainer.
With Joy UNquenchable,