Mother’s Day was yesterday and here in Northwestern PA it was warm and sunny, a picture perfect day! It started out with a most unexpected surprise — I was able to sleep in an hour later than usual while my husband pulled the kids from their slumber and got them on the path to “church readiness.” It seems that he was able to convince them to let me sleep rather than rousing me at 5:30 a.m. for breakfast in bed. I guess it’s the end of an era, and maybe even someday I’ll be sad to see its passing.
But yesterday was not that day. Yesterday I was tickled beyond belief to get an extra hour of shut-eye. And thanks to my daughter’s advanced coupon making skills, I can cash in on breakfast whenever I want. Perfect!
When I did get up, I found a fresh brewed pot of coffee waiting for me, and a lovely array of gifts. The surprises didn’t end there:
- At church the kids made a pact not to bother each other (and by extension, me) during worship, a pact they upheld with 90% success. Wonderful!
- I was able to get in a twenty minute power nap in the afternoon. Yes, more sleeping! Am I sleep deprived? I didn’t think I was, but now I’m starting to wonder…
- I had a great phone conversation with my mother — would only have been better if I could have had it in person!
- My oldest son called from New Orleans to wish me Happy Mother’s Day, and later he posted the nicest message on my Facebook page — still smiling!
- My family took me to the local ice cream shoppe where — SURPRISE — they were giving away free sundaes to moms. Score!
- For dinner, my husband fired up the grill and cooked up a delicious meal of lemon chicken. Yum!
What a great day! I was reminded again of the precious privilege and responsibility of caring for these wonderful people who call me Mom, and how fortunate I am to have a capable and loving husband as a partner in parenting. Yes, life is good — very good.
A loving husband, three great kids, a potted tulip plant, and an assortment of chocolate treats — now really, what more could a mom want?