Monday, May 11, 2015

Everything I wanted--


If anyone asks how my Mother’s Day was… I smile and say it was lovely.

Did I have all of my children AND their families gather around and eat delicious food and bestow gifts and treasures upon me?  Which, by the way are no longer, dust collectors and novelty items—most of the time, my children give me gift- cards and consumables. Consumables in the way of candles, lotions, …gift cards. This year—none of that. 

I received flowers and the very thing I thought I wanted—Peace and Quiet.


I insisted that my daughters NOT make a TO-DO for their momma.  I understood that both of my sons had to work on Sunday, Mother’s Day.  I saw them or spoke with them earlier in the week. 

But Mother’s day came—and I’m telling you, for a moment, I had a change of heart! I missed my kids.

I missed my mom.  I had found photos of her with her children, my brothers and myself.

I scrolled through Instagram—saw pictures of friends with their families.

For a brief moment—I thought how wonderful it would be to have them ALL here. I even felt a little selfish by not having them here.

But then I remembered – the berry picking with Honey. We have a gallon so far!



Buster tagging along and rolling around in the field of hay!

The phone call from my dad. He got an iphone. 

The call to my aunt—Mom’s sister.

The text messages pouring in from my kids

…and a few from old friends, too!

The  old photos I randomly text to my brothers and my children.

The surprise flower delivery, from the newly-weds, while we were away from the house picking berries. 

and the Peace and Quiet.  

There was a time—long ago, when I thought I only wanted ONE child. I was adamant about it. I was married and had 2 step-daughters, one child was enough it would unite us and make our family whole.

God had other plans.  He gave us a large family. Large at the time—not large by today’s standards.  I thought I wanted one—He planned on more. You get us together with all the kids and all the grandkids… 19 grandkids plus parents!  It’s turned out to be a large enough family.

Family that I see on a regular basis—often enough that it takes one day out of the year for me to miss them. One day of peace and quiet.

I remembered how my daughters asked what I would like for Mother’s day…and the quick response of Peace and Quiet…and my daughters made it happen.

That’s how I know I’m in the right family and why I Love this family—so if anyone asks how my Mother’s Day was… I smile and say it was lovely.  

Because it was!

Til next time. Be blessed.




If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. – Luke 6:33






Anonymous said...

I think you have enjoyed the Mother's day in a different manner. Need to enjoy the life as it comes. Looking at the photos gives a pleasant memories of our family!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I did- and knowing the grownups didn't have to make plans for a big day with outtings, travel, meals etc; all while loading up babies for road trips made it that much better;)

Claudia said...

Sounds like an absolutely lovely day, Pat!

Kris said...

Sometimes those are wonderful days too. Those berries look divine! Isn't it weird that I cannot get to your blog via my ipad?
xo Kris

A Daughter of the King said...

I think "peace and quiet" is many a Mother's Day wish. It seems like your day was a day of appreciation and reflection. And berries! Yum!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Same day I had....didn't see my kids this year.....I missed it though. One was with inlaws and the other working....but I had hubby and Bentley. He kissed on his momma!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I'm glad you got just the day you wanted.

Laura said...

I know exactly how you feel/felt.

I am both practical and understanding or I want it all.

Go figure-

Thank you for being real.

camp and cottage living said...

I wouldn't know how to act if my children were ever with me on Mother's Day. It might make me think I was on my out....
Sounds like your day was indeed lovely, Pat.