Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

This weekend was full of excitement and time with my boys. We spent Saturday hitting balls at the baseball diamond and collecting comic books during National Free Comic Book Day. I would have been happy with that but Mother's Day followed and my boys couldn't have made it more special.

"Love Truck Coming!"
I was snug in my head dreaming of home runs and balls being thrown at my head when I heard footsteps thumping into my room. I cracked one eye opened and looked at the clock...6:00, you have to be kidding me...where is the sleeping in time for mom? T gently whispered my name...I contemplated pretending that I was asleep but carefully opened my eyes. I am so glad that I made this decision. My little man was standing at my bedside, envelope in his hands, and a big smile on his face. "Happy Mom's Day...I sure do love you!", he said in the gentlest voice. My heart melted on the spot. "Can you open my present before you go back to sleep?", he asked as he moved the envelope closer to my face. How could I say no? I smiled, pulled him close so I could smother him with a hug and gently began to open the back of the envelope. T bounced with excitement as I began to unwrap his homemade present. He had been eagerly awaiting this day since Friday when he brought his bundle home. Inside was a sweet card and a homemade flower pen. I oohed and awed and watched as my son began to glow with pride. He gave me another huge bear hug and carefully closed the door.

I relished the time in bed to think about how blessed I am to have two incredible boys. I am spoiled! I don't need a special day to remind me that I'm valued by my boys because they tell me daily with their hugs, snuggles, eye twinkles, and I love you's.

Pretzel Poster...my creative son!
My morning was filled with hugs, snuggles, and "You're the best mom ever's." T had made me a poster made of pretzels and couldn't wait for me to open his present. I carefully tried to ease the paper off the box but J quickly scooted in and began ripping huge chunks off like a T-Rex. When I peeled the tape back, I found a box FULL of chapstick. My son knows me too well. He read each label one at a time telling me the delicious flavors that would be coating my lips. I think that I may be set for another year.

I hope that everyone was blessed to have a wonderful Mother's Day...whatever form it may have come in. I know that it is a day that I will treasure.


  1. What a sweet family you have. I love the stories about your boys. You are truly blessed!

  2. My kids are older, so I got a Facebook notification of my grown son's love for me, and an SMS Happy Mother's Day and profile shot of my pregnant daughter!
    Technology is wonderful, but I still miss the days of homemade presents and toast and juice in bed made by little loving hands.
    I loved hearing about your sweet guys. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh, this brought tears to my eyes. There is something so special about being the mom of boys. I sometimes miss those days when they were small and brought me homemade presents...enjoy the time. It goes to quickly.

  4. What a wonderful Mother's Day! You ARE blessed! Also loved the "love truck" - such a perfect kid way of looking at the world.

  5. You certainly carried me back over the years, too. I love the idea that you received all the chapstick, & to read the different flavors-just the best.

  6. Sounded like a winner of a Mother's Day! You're very fortunate to have your boys express their love--don't let them lose that!!!

  7. Sweet. It's your love that has helped the boys to become so caring. Both the "love truck" and pretzel poster are creative.

  8. It is really great that you have wonderful family...A GOD gifted..
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