Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

This Mother's Day has been unique. One where I didn't obsess over the messy house and clean like a mad woman until I felt better...where I didn't feel the rush to get done some of the lacrosse work that I am so behind in doing...where I didn't feel bad about eating out and not making some sort of edible Sunday lunch.

Nope. Didn't do any of that.

Today I received a handmade card from my babies, which warms me more than any Hallmark ever could. After church we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Isaac's, followed by my babes napping for over 4 hours, during which Hubby and I watched Julie & Julia again (thanks Sarah!) and I started to feel my writer's block diminishing.

And even though I am weepy today, and I cried several times at the drop of a hat, I'm beyond thankful for this low-key, no-pressure day.

I'm blessed to have Danae and Caedon here on two beauties who give the sweetest hugs and kisses I've ever known.

I'm blessed to have carried Josiah for 32 weeks and held him in my arms for a short time, knowing that one day I will see him again.

I'm blessed to have a hard-working, dedicated, godly man for a husband who learns with me as we go.

And I'm blessed and thankful for my own Mama, who raised four children and loves each of us unconditionally.

Yes, this is a very blessed, bitter-sweet Mother's Day.


Beth said...

Beautiful! Sounds like you had a nice Mommy's Day! Maybe we can all go to Isaac's together one of these days. Man, I miss that place. Happy Mother's Day, other one! Love you!!!

Kara Stoltzfus said...

loving you!

Hostetter6 said...

My thoughts have been with you today, Beth, as you celebrate this day with Caedon & Denae, but mourn not having Josiah here on Earth to celebrate with.


Mrs.Rabe said...

You are blessed indeed! One day again, you will hold your precious Josiah!

So glad you had a wonderful day.

Aimee said...

I was thinking and praying for you yesterday! I'm so glad to hear you had a relaxing Mother's Day! You deserved it! Love you!

Ruth Feeney said...

What is with your posts making me cry all the time? hehe - it's just me, I am a weeper. lol.

I a glad you were surrounded by love and received lots of it!

The lady of the house... said...

thought about you so much on Sunday. So glad to hear you were able to relax and be served!
I enjoyed our time together last week.