Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day...


"Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life." ~Sophocles

Sophie and her new potato bug pet, for a few minutes anyway :)

Stop and smell the tulips, wish they were fragrant
"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again." ~Elizabeth Lawrence

Trev being goofy

I Love You Mom.

Uncle Mike enjoying his neices, they think he's very cool!

They made my day today!
Trevor and the girls had it all planned and scheduled, on paper- Breakfast in bed my choice, gifts, church, visit G & G's, & play mom's favorite game. It all happened but the favorite game. I had important directions to stay in bed this morning until they came... oh ya, I could get used to this! It was so sweet, he had things set out the night before with a note saying "don't touch", my favorite was the bowl full of fresh fruit.
They couldn't wait to give me the cards & gifts they made and hid until this morning. The homemade pop-up cards were charming, the painted rock paper weight is a keepsake from Trevor, and my heart melted when I read "You are my best friend" on the card Sage made me. Josh gave a talk today in church about "what my mother has taught me", it brought tears to my eyes, he's such a good kid and I'm grateful for the compliments on his behalf. They (my kids) always make me want to be better. Then he and Nick took over Sharing Time in Primary so the ladies could attend a special Relief Society Meeting for Mother's Day put on by the young women. It was very nice, the perfect ending of my afternoon. Thanks for the pampering.
Then off to see both Grandma's. Things can get a little crazy at Grandma's, I had to be the mean mom and say no more sugar! We all had a good time and they are so great with our kids. I have great mothers in my life (my mom & MIL) and I hope to possess the qualities I see in both of them. I'm so blessed to be a mom! My heart is full, I love my children dearly, and of course their wonderful dad.
Happy Mother's Day to all, whether you're a mom or not, we can all mother children. A big hug to those striving to have children, or know they can't bear their own. And to those waiting in the unpredictable adoption process, Mother's Day can be difficult. You're big day will come and you'll never want to look back.

"No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother's love."
~Edwin Hubble Chapin