Mother's Day is always a time of reflection for me. Of course, like always, it makes me think of my own mother and what an amazing person she was (and still is, on the other side!) Why is it though that a day meant to celebrate Mother's makes me feel inadequate? As I sat with my family in Sacrament, listening to grown men talk about how fantastic their childhoods were, it made me wonder, What will my kids have to say about me 20 years from now? So I suppose, Mother's Day for me this year was a wake up call to focus more on enjoying the journey.
2005-This was my first Mother's Day as a mother of two! I remember this being right after my girlfriend Heather got married, so we all wore our matching wedding outfits to church. (You can't tell from the pic, but I am wearing one of the 10 hot pink skirts made for the wedding...love you Heather, but why did you have to have so many friends??) And, not wanting scrap fabric to go to waste, I whipped up matching dresses for the girls.
2003-My first Mother's Day ever!! It came as no surprise that Steve was traveling that day, so Paige and I went to church with my mom. I remember it being such a great day!! She and I sat and giggled and played with Paige all through Sacrament. Instead of a gift, her ward cancelled Relief Society and served all the ladies Marie Callendar's pies and let us sit and visit. Mom was so proud to show off her new grand-daughter and it was so fun to reminisce with old friends. Who would have known this would be my last one with her?