Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

I woke up on Mother's Day to the sound of the pitter patter of Hudson's feet running into the kitchen and then running into our bedroom with a beautiful handmade card.  He said "Happy Mother's Day" and handed me a card that he had made.  He explained all the pictures in the card (me and him, a whale, sponge bob, stars, a rocket).  We had Hannah and Hudson for mother's day but four of our boys were missing :(  They spent the day with their mom.  I went into the kitchen and found a giant card from Brian and six little cards all written for me :)  Each of the kids had written me a beautiful card and sealed it for Mother's Day.  They spent a lot of time on these cards and they filled my heart.

I can't tell you how blessed I feel to be the mother of six.  They are healthy, happy, sweet, kind, loving, and beautiful (inside and out).  Our life can be crazy but I wouldn't trade it for the world.  God knew that I loved kids and He blessed me beyond measure with this family of mine :)  Don't get me wrong, there are days that I want to throw my arms up in the air and run out of the house screaming - lol.  Our kids fight, whine, make messes, and complain just like any other kids.  The truth is even with all of that I miss them like crazy when they are gone.  

This Mother's Day was special b/c it was my first Mother's Day with Brian.  He made my day special with little things like chocolate covered strawberries, a homemade card, and flowers.  He knows me well.  I am not impressed with big expensive presents but presents that are thought out and that come from the heart are what make my heart happy.  He nailed it :)  Simple yet beautiful.

We spent the day with MeMe, Kevin, and Auntie Anna :)  Brian and I took Hannah and Hudson to MeMe's lake and spent the day with family.  We went on the first boat ride of the season (Hudson was all smiles!!).  We played some ping pong, helped mom clean up around the lake house, and relaxed.  Hudson and Hannah loved chopping weeds!!  We are looking forward to summer and days at the lake :)  I can't wait to bring the boys!!

It wouldnt' be a Mother's Day post without me bragging on my own mom for a bit :)  For as long as I can remember I have looked up to this woman.  She has been my favorite person my entire life.  Becoming a mom at 17 isn't easy.  She loved me with her whole heart, took care of me, made me feel special, and encouraged me to follow my dreams.  I have always admired her for her upbeat attitude on life.  She doesn't let life's upsets get her down.  She presses on.  I love her so much.  I can't imagine life without her in it.  The kids are crazy about her.  They love spending time with her.  I feel so blessed to have such an amazing woman to look up to.  Thank you mom!!  You are beautiful!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!