I spent it recovering from a week at "home", attending my grandmother's funeral, and driving 5 hours with my favorite sister...an amazing mother whom I admire and aspire to be like.
This Mother's Day I learned more about my grandmother and my mother's up-bringing...raised in poverty by a determined single mother....and a little about how good I've got it as a mother. Despite all my winging and complaining....I am living the "gravy life" (as my dear brother calls it) compared to my grandmother and even my mother.
Can you imagine at 22 marrying a much older man, who had four kids, three of which he adopted...a city girl moving to a farm? That is my mother's story. Some of it, anyway.
I do have it good! Very, very good.
As an example of how good I have it....upon arriving home Sunday evening...dinner was on the go, wine poured (from a bottle labelled "Mommy's Time Out"), a candle burning on the table (except for the three times the boys blew it out), a sweet little card, and a trip to the "movie store" for a family movie, popcorn with butter and a snuggle with each boy at bedtime. Low key, sweet, thoughtful and wonderful....just what this momma needed.
Tell me about your Mother's Day. Was there a surprise for you?
And....as an aspiring Momma....this gal has hit it on the head for me. This is what I aspire for myself as a mother.