This Mother's Day was completely different than the other two MD's I've had since becoming a mom myself. I knew there wouldn't be flowers or breakfast in bed or a day really just for me, but what I did get was being reminded once again of how blessed I am by the child that calls me Mommy. He crawled into my bed at 6:30-yes, 6:30- just to chat. Honestly, if I'd realized how early it was when he came in I would have sent him back to bed, but the first thing he said to me was "Wuke get in bed wif Momma?" Yes, please! It wasn't until 10 minutes later when I looked at the clock and realized the time, but by then it was too late to send him on. So for 45 minutes until my alarm went off, he laid there and cuddled up, rubbed my arm, gave me kisses, and chatted away. He may not have realized it was Mother's Day, but he sure was a sweet boy. Needless to say, by the time nap time rolled around he was ready. I even got a little bit of a nap. Mom and Dad had gone out of town with Ashley to Lubbock this weekend, but they were back in time for dinner tonight. Ashley and I gave Mom her card with a printed off picture of the iPad cover we bought for her in it (she decided she wanted an iPad. We laughed when she told us and asked her why she needed one, and she said just because. She had some birthday and Christmas money saved up and that's what she was picking to spend it on. If she's going to have a fancy toy, we wanted her to have a fancy cover to keep it safe!) and Mom had bought a card for Luke to give me. It was so sweet how proud he was to show me L-U-K-E inside where he had helped write his name. I also gave him a big kiss thank you for the necklace he had "bought" me earlier. Even though I've worn it every day since I got it. ;)
So tonight I'm going to bed thankful. Thankful for my amazing little boy who, though frustrating at times, blesses my life in ways I couldn't even imagine. Thankful for a little girl who is going to come soon (very soon, please) and just double all those blessings and add more just for being her. Thankful for my own mom who has shown me what unconditional love is so that I may pass it on. Thankful that tomorrow is the beginning of a fairly busy week, which will make the time pass quickly and be one more week down until d-day! Ha!