Sunday, May 12, 2013

Motherhood Isn't Wrapped Up In A Day

How was your Mother's Day?

Am I the only person that finds it a bit difficult to honor and be honored all in one day?

I mean, it's great to have our special day but it's also a fair amount of work too. Making everyone happy, trying to be with the Mom's you love while they may also have to be with their Mom too. And then you're the mom, so someone is trying to make you feel special as well.

Phew. It's hard work and clearly cannot be bottled in one day! It's another reminder to love your mama and always appreciate her every single day.

In the end, it's a good day. Always is, no matter how much or how little we plan, do or celebrate.

This year we kept it relatively low key, but it still was very nice.

After Mass we had my MIL and FIL over for breakfast. A fine meal was prepared by Reed (and the kids a little bit) of bacon, fresh fruit and Cream Cheese Stuffed Blueberry French Toast (You can find the recipe here. Thanks Patty!). The In Laws also brought caramel and cinnamon rolls. 
A very good start to our day (Mass and the meal).

After kitchen clean up, I demanded strongly suggested pictures with my kids. Which the kids were ever so eager to participate in. (That was sarcasm. Even my kids aren't complete angels on Mother's Day)

The Kids and I & The Boy and I:

A family walk was in order to burn off those sweet calories from earlier.

My Boy and My Baby.....*sigh*......

The Four: Little Girl Sandwich between The Big Kids

My new favorite picture of Gianna. A sweet toddler giddy with giddiness while enjoying a shoulder ride on daddy. I know,  

Afterward, I managed to fit in a little run on the treadmill using my new earbuds and heart monitor/timer/stopwatch I received for Mother's Day (that's my shout-out to hubby and his shopping skills--go daddy!)

I finished up just in time to go pack in a few more calories at the DQ where we met up with my parents. Nothing says celebration quite like a DQ Blizzard.

A semi-quiet evening at home and soon off to bed.

Another Mother's Day done, another day of being a mom and loving the vocation of motherhood. It's days like today that takes all the other days, wraps them in a bow and reminds us how blessed we are to be called MOM. 

Even if tomorrow is Monday and all of this will be forgotten. 
We know we are loved and we are a very big part of the big picture of God's story.

I hope you had a very special Mother's Day!


  1. This is beautifully written, Sarah...and the pictures of you and your littles are beautiful as well! Happy Mother's Day, friend!

  2. Happy Mother's Day!! We had such similar days - weird!!

  3. Beautifully put! Mother's Day is a special day, meant to be shared as long as you're lucky enough to have a living mother. Yesterday I shared the celebration with my MIL for Mother's Day and her birthday, my daughter who just turned 6, and my BIL & SIL who marked their 2nd anniversary. I was in the kitchen from 1:00 - 7:00pm, and another hour from 9 - 10 to prep for a new week!

  4. You didn't show up on my Bloglovin' til this morning!!! (it's Tuesday!) Happy Mother's day! I told my kids all I wanted was homemade cards and pictures taken of them.

    I agree, Mother's day is hard. It's my least favorite holiday because of those things you said.

    Looks like your day was great though! Love those kids of yours! Can't believe how big your baby looks walking with big brother!

    I changed Simeon's name a long time ago on the blog, but dont' use it because everyone knows it's him. Funny, huh? It' the hubby that wants them to have fake names...

  5. My favorite part of Mother's Day would be the home made cards and the kids trying hard to really get along (no squabbles). I enjoyed just sitting and having to go no where. I did go out and buy a new hummingbird feeder, but that's it. My family loves me, I know this. Their love makes everyday, even those really tough days, my mother's day. I love the pictures you had taken. Good ones to stop and reflect on what God has placed in your life. He knows what is on your heart and sees the gratitude, Sarah :) Happy belated Mother's Day!


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