Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mother's Day

I was just checking Amy's blog, and I was reminded that I wanted to document the sweet things that happened for ME this Mother's Day. I was with my niece, nephews, and Asher for most of the day - without Beau, which was a little weird, but it was ok (he wished me a happy mother's day!). Some people were so sad for me that I wasn't with my little family on Mother's Day, but with Asher only being one and Beau being new to things like that, I don't have big expectations for the day yet. Maybe I will one day. =)

I felt special from the time I got to Flower Mound on Friday. Emily gave me a sweet card and a really cute maternity top. My sisters are always so thoughtful when it comes to things like that - and I am not. I didn't even get my act together enough to send my mother-in-law a card (So sorry Barbara!!!! We DO LOVE you!!!) or to call my Grandma (I LOVE YOU TOO!!!). When I got to the Powells' house, everything looked so pretty, and there were even flowers beside my bed and a basket with smelly bathroom stuff, slippers, and a card on the bed. Sunday morning, the littlest boys (Asher and Cooper) didn't "remember" that it was "my" day =), so Jack wheeled them into the other room to watch a show, and I heard him say, "Stay in here. It's her special day." That was so cute!!! Then Allie fixed us waffles for breakfast, and the kids picked dandelions for me from the backyard. I've never loved dandelions so much! =) Later that day, after growing QUITE exhausted and picking Amy and Corey up from the airport, we all went out for Chinese food. Thank you for dinner Corey and Amy! It was yummy. And Amy and I were each given a long stemmed rose by the people at the restaurant. (Which I just remembered that I left at Amy's - oh well.) Then we went home, I put my very very sleepy boy to bed, and Amy, Allie, and I went to Marble Slab for ice cream. Then we were cold, so we went to Starbucks for something warm. That was pretty funny...and fun. I loved hanging out with them and relaxing after an exhausting weekend. It's so fun to "grow up" with Allie. We reminisced that night about when she was a baby...and here she is a tweenager! I can't believe it! She's a beautiful girl...so sweet, loyal, witty, and funny. I love her as much today as I did the moment I laid eyes on her (which was a whole heck of a lot since for many many years she was the closest thing I had to my own!!!). Then I came to Waco on Monday to await the birth of my newest niece, Chloe Grace, and found roses, a pretty candle, CD, and sweet card in my room from my parents. Thank you Mom and Dad for always loving me so well! I love coming home!!!

So Happy Mother's Day to ME...and all the moms in my life - my mom, mother-in-law, grandparents, sisters, aunts, cousins, and friends. I'm blessed to have so many amazing examples of what a great mom really is. I love you all!


Mama Jeannie said...

What a precious entry Sara. I feel loved just reading about how loved you are. Glad your Mother's Day was full of blessings.

Emily said...

I was feeling a little sorry for you not being in OK for Mother's Day, but all my pity for you is officially gone. You had a MUCH better day than me which you deserve. You are one of the MOST selfless people I have ever known. All of our kids are blessed to have you in their lives. I love you!!!

Amy said...

You're the best!

Thanks for loving my kids like your own. It is fitting that you were with them on Mother's Day since I was gone for part of the day.

XOXOXOX... forever!