Happy Mother’s Day! Today has been an extra special Mother’s Day. Maybe it’s because my kids are getting older. They have been so excited about today for a really long time.
The little neighbor girl talked about the Mother’s Day tradition in her house. She and her sister always make breakfast in bed for their mom. Gwen really liked this idea! Last night Heath went grocery shopping to get the ingredients for my Mother’s Day meal I requested. He came home with so much stuff for me to celebrate Mother’s Day. He got me Ghirardelli chocolate squares – all caramel, my favorite. He also got me Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream that was not on sale! And he got me a plain bagel with plain cream cheese for my breakfast. I love bagels and cream cheese. Plain and sesame seed are my personal favorites.
I just have to laugh that tomorrow Diabetes Blog Week starts! Not really the most diabetic friendly gifts, but my man knows what I consider bolus worthy!
Of course I woke up again at 5:00 am with low blood sugar. I had some snacks knowing that in a couple hours I could have a delicious bagel. Then I went back to sleep. I was in a deep sleep, in the middle of a dream, when I felt a tapping on my shoulder. My eyes opened and I saw Gwen standing by my bed. She said something that I don’t even remember in my half stupor. I looked at the clock and saw 7:04. “It’s too early, honey!” She sweetly said okay and left the room.
Sleep returned but not as deeply. I could hear the kids downstairs and then I heard Gwen say, “It’s a bagel and cream cheese!” Suddenly I was filled with fear. Gwen has seen Heath use a huge serrated knife to cut bagels and put them in the toaster. I didn’t know how far this breakfast was going to go. So I woke Heath up and told him he better help the kids. Thankfully he cut the bagel for them.
Parker brought in a plate of my breakfast. Toast with peanut butter sparsely spread on it and my bagel with a very minute amount of cream cheese. I like a lot of cream cheese! He had the biggest smile on his face as he handed it to me and he asked if I wanted a drink. I declined wondering how I could get away with not eating the toast. My blood sugar was higher than it should be pre-breakfast and bagels have a lot of carbs as it is.
Breakfast in bed is interesting. I enjoyed it only because the kids wanted so badly for me to have this luxury. They are so sweet. One by one they came in with the cards they made me. The cards reflected the essence of each child and the relationship we have. It was so sweet. Gavin gave me a chore coupon booklet and he keeps asking when I’m going to use them.
Church was much more mom themed than I ever remember it being. It was obvious how much everyone speaking or teaching wanted to make this be such a special day for the women. And I think it was.
Unfortunately not every woman has the opportunity to be a mother. But whether a woman has biological children or not, she can make a positive difference in the lives of those around her. I know many single women without children who do just that. Not only should motherhood be respected and celebrated but womanhood should too. I appreciate that when the women are given a Mother’s Day treat those treats are given to every woman in the congregation 18 and older.
This is one of my favorite quotes:
“Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity.” ~ Margaret D. Nadauld Young Women General President October 2000
To all the mothers, I hope you had a wonderful day. To all the women, enjoy who you are! Thank you for your inspirational role in the world around you.