Sunday, May 14, 2017

“But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.” ― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

Mother's Day treat -- lunch at Outback
Me and my peeps -- left to right: Kelly, Knox, Neil, moi, Jerry, Holly, Shelby, and Elijah -- Kerry couldn't join us because of work
Daughter Holly, granddaughter Shelby, grandson Elijah
Daughter Kelly and grandson Knox
Blessed with the best daughters on the planet

My daughters and hubby surprised me (can you tell by the look on my face?) with a new iPad Pro 
And they always manage to make me cry (happy tears) because they always give me the sweetest most loving mommy's day cards 
We always get silly because we can't help ourselves -- today we were marveling at just how tall Holly  is and not only because she was wearing high heels
The only thing that makes me sad with regret this day is not having a picture made with my grandchildren and daughters all together -- how did that happen?! It's a terrible first

My daughters both have a great sense of humor and know how to make fun of themselves (and everybody else -- tee hee) I do adore them and I'm so thankful for the blessing that they've always been to me -- I couldn't have asked God for more awesome children and that's the mom's honest truth.
They are fabulous mothers to their children, and I'm thankful for that, too. Wishing you both Happy Mother's Day! So glad you are mine!

My mom passed away two weeks before Mother's Day five years ago. Missing her especially today.
“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” 
― Mitch AlbomFor One More Day

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” 
― Washington Irving

“You are evidence of your mother's strength, especially if you are a rebellious knucklehead and regardless she has always maintained her sanity.” 
― Criss JamiKillosophy

“No man is poor who has a Godly mother.” 
― Abraham Lincoln

“No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you've got, say "Oh, my gosh," and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It's not a question of choice.” 
― Marisa de los SantosLove Walked In

“But kids don't stay with you if you do it right. It's the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won't be needed in the long run.” 
― Barbara KingsolverPigs in Heaven

“Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..” 
― John SteinbeckEast of Eden


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day! I'm glad because you deserve it! Love you!

    1. Aw thank you, Jane. Truth be told, I don't feel deserving at all.

  2. Ah man!!! Forgot about that group shot!!! Maybe we can grab one this week sometime or after church next Sunday :).

    1. I know! I'm mad at myself for not thinking to take that picture.