Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Well, today has been an interesting Mother's Day. 2 of my girls had to stay home from church today, due to the fact that they are running fevers with sore throats. My wonderful husband stayed home with them, so I could volunteer at church. While he was home he made lunch, emptied the dishwasher and picked up the kitchen. That is the best present!
This afternoon I was able to spend some time with my mom. We talked small town politics and she showed Laney a picture of me when I was about 4 or 5. It was taken at our old church during a Christmas play. I was dressed as an angel. Probably the only time in my life I could claim to be one.My dad's hair was past his eyes, he was wearing a white belt. Mom had on a minidress. They were styling. So much so that their granddaughter did not recognize them!
Ah, memories.
My thoughts today have lingered in the past. I have been thinking of those who have lost their mothers. I have also been thinking of those ladies who have lost children. Mother's Day brings different emotions and thoughts for all of us. Good, bad and ugly.
Tonight, I am thankful for my family of origin and the family Ralph and I are making.

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