May 9, 2010

My Mama

On top of all of the qualities I listed about my mom last year, she is also one of the most giving people I've ever met. She's always going out of her way to do things for others, even when she doesn't feel like it. She works very hard doing what are often thankless tasks.

So, on this Mother's Day, I wanted to do something extra special to show her how much she's appreciated. I didn't want to just buy her flowers or a card or take her out to lunch. I knew she'd appreciate those things, but I wanted to do something more. So, I told mom to pick out something special for her backyard, and off to Menards we went.

She decided on a canopy swing for the patio and some new cushions for the lounge chairs. What a perfect way to help her unwind!

After a full afternoon of work, her swing is fully assembled (pictures to come... I'm far too lazy right now). I can't wait to catch her out there lounging on a beautiful day with a good book. Sounds like a perfect afternoon to me!

Happy Mother's Day, Mama! I hope you enjoy your swing!

1 comment:

  1. I have to say that Mother's Day has never been that important to me. My mother always played it down insisting that she celebrates mother's day every time she spends time with her kids. I quite agree that cherished time with your kids can't be topped, and anyone that knows me knows I would rather be with my kids than anyone in the world.

    Well, maybe I was wrong. Today was the best Mother's Day I've ever had. Each one of my kids (and my husband) independently did something for me that they personally thought I would like. They each sacrificed something for ME and I am so touched by their acts of kindness. The whole day was 'all about me'. Really!

    Anyone who is a mom knows that we feel everything our kids feel. We dream their dreams for them. We cry inside when they cry. We feel rage when they are wronged or mistreated. We glorify in their successes and agonize over their failures. There is no way we can not live vicariously through our kids; they are us. Yet, this is most often interpreted by them as being interfering, controlling, stupid, ignorant, showing favoritism, overreacting, hostility, embarrassing, etc. It's a no-win situation for mama.

    I think this is why they have Mother's Day. So that once a year, mom isn't seen as stupid, controlling, interfering, embarrassing, etc. For one day she is seen simply as a loving mom.

    Today I felt like my kids 'got it'.

    Thank you God for my babies.