Mother’s Day is an interesting holiday. After all, it is clearly a day driven by commercialism, with the greeting card, floral, and brunch industries leading the way. But on the other hand, taking a day to recognize the important women in our lives and giving them little tokens of our appreciation doesn’t seem all that bad, right? Yes, I am familiar with the argument that “Mother’s Day should be celebrated every day, not just once a year” but personally, I see no harm it taking some time today to express gratitude, thankfulness, and little extra love. And you know what? I will gladly receive it too!
My Mother’s Day celebration actually started earlier this week with the annual Mother’s Day Tea at the little guy’s preschool. Weston was so excited to show me the ‘Breakfast in Bed’ bag he decorated and the flower-pot (complete with a sunflower seedling!) adorned with his thumb prints. We dined on cucumber sandwiches, fresh strawberries, and tea (of course!).
This morning involved homemade waffles, coffee, and some cuddles before church. Thankfully, Clay was home for Mother’s Day this year. Last year he was TDY, which was bittersweet because I found out I was pregnant (with the baby we eventually lost) while he was away. Fast forward 365 days (give or take a few) and now I am almost 8 months pregnant with our little girl, living in a new state, and celebrating the day together as a family. Needless to say, it has been a busy year!
The obligatory family photo-op.
And this post wouldn’t be complete without me recognizing my own mother.
Thank you, Mom. For everything.
I love you.