Monday, May 12, 2008
Well another Mother's Day has come and gone.
I always struggle with this day and therefore have sad and happy thoughts about this day.
This day brings about sad thoughts for me as I think about my own mom. She is no longer with me and while it's getting easier as the years go by, I always find Mother's Day to be difficult. Lately, I've been trying to focus only on my good memories, rather than the fact that she is not here. It is helping, but I still do miss her.
Mother's Day brings lots of happy thoughts though as I celebrate it with my own children. I am glad to be their mother....not sure how good of a job I'm doing some days.....but am glad to be their mother just the same. They're good kids and I am truly blessed.
This year brought about new blessings too --- it was my first Mother's Day, on The Rock!
The kids and Larry usually go all out....and this year was no exception. It started with Jake waking me up with a 'HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, MOM!!!". They then brought to me in bed, fresh strawberries, sprinkled with brown sugar (well as fresh as they can be when imported from somewhere far away) --- but they were good!
They were then prepared to make me bacon and eggs.....but I just didn't think I'd be able to eat that plus go out for lunch (my tummy was already acting up), so we skipped that. I opened their gifts while I enjoyed my coffee. As you can see from the picture above.....I got quite the haul. Chocolate bars, licorice, a t-shirt, a Newfoundland key chain, a 2008 quarter (from Jake ;0)) and gift certificates from Larry.
Then on top of all that, they all took me to Swiss Chalet for lunch. There, Swiss Chalet gave all the moms a carnation and card with some coupons for free food items, good at future visits. On top of that, we used our VIP card (a card given with a subscription to Downhome magazine which entitles the holder to discounts at participating places) and got 10% off our meal. So, it was a win win situation!
What a great day!