This year my mother-in-law came to stay with us for Mother’s Day weekend and it was very relaxing. Saturday night Adam and I went out to dinner with friends and grandma took the kids to her favorite restaurant. Then Sunday we all just hung out around the house. After looking at all our Italy pictures, Davis and grandma were dying to make homemade pizzas so we did that for lunch and then Adam grilled out for dinner.
I made a salad and grandma made her wonderful baked beans. The dinner took me back to when Adam and I were dating and I would go to his house for dinner. His dad always grilled on Saturday and Sunday. It is still hard to believe sometimes he’s gone.
If I’m completely honest, I would love to have a family photo each Mother’s Day of my sweet family in our Sunday best. I love all of those beautiful, Spring photos I see shared on Facebook. What a treasure! But that does not happen each year (and even when it does, Adam really resists so I try to save my battles for the Christmas card photo:) so I really started thinking about something I could do to get some of my reflections down on paper.
A couple of years I wrote each of the kids letters and stuck them away to read later. This time I thought about one of my favorite photos. I actually have it in a frame on my bedside table. It was taken when Davis was born and I love that it shows me eating him up! I love it. So I used one of my digital scrapbooking layouts and journaled a little bit.
To all those thoughtful, caring, supportive, selfless, unconditionally loving moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!