Happy Mother's Day to all those out there who mother, nurture, and love. All those who are mothers, all those whose deepest desire is to mother, and those who have mothered. This used to be the hardest day of the year for me. During our nearly 3 year struggle with infertility, I dreaded Mother's Day. I usually spent as much of this day in bed crying as I could. I pray God is comforting the hearts of those women and men who desperately want a child.
I have been so blessed. I thank God every day for the gift of my children. I pray He gives me strength, wisdom, patience and love so that I can be the best mother my children deserve. I thank God for giving me these children to love and nurture.
As for my Mother's day...we celebrated it yesterday since Hubby has to work all day today. Being a pastor, and especially serving two congregations, he doesn't usually have a lot of time to spend with family on Sunday. So, yesterday after both Abbigail and Andrew played their last soccer game, we went to town to go out to dinner, buy Bethany a new carseat (she will turn 4 this week and can now officially ride in a BOOSTER! Of course the one she chose is PINK with little crowns all over it, VIP...Very Important Princess, that's my girl!), and look at cameras. My Hubby is the best husband in the world! We went to look at the cameras, and walked out with a great one! I love it already. It is a lot smaller than my old camera that I broke last week. It has 3 more mega pixels, and is just fun to use. I'm still trying to figure out all of the settings, but it's fun so far! His card to me was sweet and sappy on the outside, and hilarious on the inside...so perfect for us! The kids' card to me was a musical card that plays the chicken dance and says something about me "ruling the roost." I, of course, made the kids all line up and do the dance...now that was fun!
One tradition we've started as our family is to take a picture of me and the kids on Mother's Day, so here it is!We asked one of the gals at church and she snapped one with the ENTIRE family! I don't remember the last time we were all together on that side of the camera!I also took pictures of the kids as they ran around having fun after church. And I actually got the kiddos to sit down for one picture together!