Just when you're ready to throw in the towel, something happens to change your mind. Mother's day has always been difficult for me for a variety of reasons. This year, I was not really expecting anything. Friday my husband surprised me with flowers sent to work, but the biggest surprise came on Sunday. I was excited because not only could I wear my new Marfy emsemble to church, but I was singing as well. Since I only get to do it once a month, I always look forward to it. I had asked both of my kids to go to church with us. Nick had to work, but Grace said she would go. Well, she didn't show up. I was disappointed, but not surprised. I was surprised however, when I got up. Grace had gone to the store, bought food, and made us a spaghetti and French bread lunch. Now this girl does NOT cook, so this is a big deal. (OK, hilarious side note - she was so exhausted from it that she slept all afternoon LOL) Oh, and cupcakes. She made cupcakes and she and Nick had bought me flowers. It was really very sweet. A little while later, Grace was making up some lame excuses for me to go into my bathroom. when I did, I saw that she had made a "spa retreat" for me. She had spread sea shells and candles all around the tub and had bought bubble bath (which actually turned out to be liquid potpourri, but it's the thought that counts), incense, and dried potpourri. Since I had to go to the grocery store, I didn't get to enjoy it until later (when I took this picture) but that actually helped spread the joy through out the day. Then, to top it off, my DD did the dishes after dinner. Wow!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 8:18 PM