Thinking today about what we were doing one year ago on this very same day.
It was my 1st Mother’s Day as a real live Momma!
We were living in TN. Little Man was 15 months old.
Hubby had helped Little Man paint me a mothers day card, my first.
And we spent the morning packing up little things here and there for our little trip…
The flight ended up canceled and rescheduled for the next day, so we spent our first mothers day sleeping in a hotel in Nashville, TN.
That evening as we sat in the hotel restaurant that neither hubby, I or the 10+ university students would have been able to afford without the meal vouchers from the airline…I watched Little Man sitting in his highchair, being so sweet and silly. I remember looking around at the faces of our sweet friends laughing, my amazing sacrificial husband, and my adorably hilarious baby boy. There was an air of excitement with a touch anxiety as we waited and waited to embark on a trip that held what only God knew, that was broken only for a moment here and there by our son’s antics (giving a thumbs up and a “Yeah” when asked by a passing waiter whether or not he’d be taking care of the bill, etc.)
There are many things I do NOT remember like what I had for dinner, the specific words spoken during the conversations had that evening, or how in the world we got by with only our carry on bags with us, and why exactly we only had access to our carry on bags…who knows.
However there is plenty that I will absolutely remember. And thinking about it now, there is no other way I would have asked to spend my 1st mothers day.
Hope all my mother friends and family as well as my own Momma herself (:-) have a wonderful day today.
“Let us remember always that it is not the tasks we preform, nor the duties we fulfill that define us,
but Him who died and rose again and lived His life to find us.”