Happy Mother's Day! I feel so blessed and spoiled this weekend:)...as I rightfully should on Mother's Day, haha! Scott and the kids did a great job of making me feel special... I went to Women's Conference yesterday which was a nice way to start out the weekend...very uplifting and rejuvinating and a nice break for me. Then I came home and fully expected to be hounded when I walked in, but Scott was like...why don't you take a nice nap (um, ok!...don't have to say that twice!)... Then he got me beautiful flowers and a nice gift card from Kohls (he knows I'd rather go shopping and pick something out myself:) The boys were excited to give me their hot pads they made for me at pre-school and all their little cards and candy bars and things from pre-school and primary at church. What a fun day!
I feel like I appreciate Mother's Day so much because it wasn't too long ago that I had a few Mother's Days that were very hard for me. When Scott and I were trying to get pregnant and were having trouble, there were a few Mother's Days that I didn't want to even go to church. It was too hard seeing all the happy mothers and feeling dumb as they would pass out the flowers to the mothers and they would bring one to me even though I didn't have any kids. I remember one Mother's Day specifically where I just cried through the whole sacrament meeting....so hard:( But as I look back, those Mother's Days in which I longed for children have made me more appreciative of the Mother's Days now in which I can celebrate and cherish being a mom.
Also, I feel so grateful to have such a wonderful mother myself. She is the most patient, kind, compassionate, righteous, selfless person I know (and I'm not just saying that!...she is!)...I love her soooo much! This mother's day, all of us siblings bought her a new computer...so she can communicate with us more through e-mail, pictures, etc. I wasn't able to be there when received it, but apparently she loves it:)
I am constantly in awe of so many mothers that have touched my life and that I try to emulate each day...my grandmothers, mother, mother-in-law, aunts, sisters, friends, etc. To all of you...Happy Mother's Day!
(Here are a few pictures of me and the kiddos before church today:)
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