Monday, May 12, 2008

A Mother's Day to Remember

Waking up to the smell of bacon frying is a wonderful start to ANY day, but this one was super special. My children (and I'm sure my WH had part) planned so many nice surprises for me.

Elisabeth prepared a delicious breakfast of grits, eggs, bacon, and biscuits. At my place at the table was this jar of blessings.

The sign on the front is from Proverbs 31:28. Although I aspire to be a Proverbs 31 woman, I fall short all the time. The entire verse says, "Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her." It's still my goal, lofty as it is. The colors you see inside this big jar are slips of paper, rolled up and taped. Each of my 8 children wrote things on the papers...things that they wanted to thank me for. There was also a package of Hershey kisses in the mix. Delightful!

They all chipped in and got me a beautiful corsage to wear to church. It was quite possibly the most beautiful corsage I've ever seen. Five baby pink roses with baby's breath, a silver bow, and some tulle for filler. So thoughtful.

Knowing my love for flowers, they also presented me with these beauties. They are freesias. They smell like Tang breakfast drink. Really!

Below is a close-up. I can plant these outside after they die, and then can enjoy them for years to come.

It has been fun and enlightening to read some of the slips of paper in the blessing jar. Rachel (10) wrote, "Thank you for all the birthday presents you bought me for other people, then let them think they were from me." Isn't that sweet?

From my 18-year-old son..."I love you so much!" Ahhh...these will put a spring in my step for a long time.



Gypsy Quilter said...

What lovely gifts. Sure hope you're feeling better this week.

Eileen said...

How wonderful this Mother's Day for you and all of us Mother's.You are blessed Eight times and shall all come around some day when they are out on their own with their own families. Lovely flowers.

Marcie said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift from those cute kids of yours! Sounds like you had a good day!