Each year Mother’s Day is very different. Some days I spend it with my family, some times with friends, and sometimes alone (by choice). This year is was a mixture of things. A few weeks ago Faith was invited to a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese on May 11. I think that the family sent out the invitation for the party and then realized that it was on Mother’s Day because a few days later a message was sent out that said Fathers were to bring all the kids in each family to the party so that the moms could stay home and nap. Brilliant!! I took them up on the offer. Right after church Tom took kids to the birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese while I drove home to read my book and rest. I felt guilty for a short moment, but was then told that this was my day to spend it how I wanted. I am really into reading now and am enjoying re-reading “The Good Earth” by Pearl Buck. I read it in high school and remember enjoying it so I thought it would be a good one to read after all of my light “Hunger Games” novels. It was an enjoyable few hours and am glad that I chose not to go to a loud, kid filled birthday party.
After Tom and the kids arrived back at the house they gave me the presents that I had bought myself the day before (although the kids didn’t know that). I had gone to Rack Room and bought two pairs of sandals. Oddly enough, they were wedge heel sandals. This is odd because I never wear heels, although I do like to buy dressier shoes in hopes that I will wear them. I know that they are cute, but just never put forth the effort to wear fancy footwear. I keep buying them in hopes that I will be motivated to wear them and find them comfortable…and because they are indeed “cute”. These are my next attempt. I also went to a consignment store and bought myself a new pair of shorts, a skirt and a belt. I have to brag and say that I bought all of this for under $65. Not bad, right? (We will see if I keep the shoes)
Mother’s Day is a day to be shown love by my kids and also to reflect upon the achievements and love from my own mom. Being a mom myself makes me appreciate my mom so much more. No one can understand how much work goes into being a mom until you become one. Moms work, worry and pray 24/7 for their kids. It is a never ending job. I am grateful that my mom is such a role model for me. I have learned how to be a good mom by watching her and learning from her. Thanks mom!! I love you!
Here is a video that we saw at church about moms. It is really cute and shows how much we really do. Check it out…..