Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, moms-to-be, and multi-generational moms — the grandmothers and the very special great-grandmothers!
Through the years, my children have blessed me with love on Mother’s Day many ways. There’s always been a card or three, often some drawings, quite a few snuggles, and then some coveted solitude in which to eat my breakfast in bed.
I have to thank my husband for year after year of breakfast in bed; miles traveled to fetch my dream-Cinnabon roll and (before we made them at home and after I started drinking them) a piping hot latte; hours minding kids so I could have some Time Alone (and we’re not just talking Mother’s Day for that either!)
The pictures are of a few sweet Mother’s Day gifts I have been given over the last 10 years. Lego love, complete with serifs! A double gift of a charcoal drawing and lattes made by my son who makes THE BEST LATTES EVER! (I don’t know why he’s not a barista.) And a laborously hand-colored vellum art piece made by Samantha as a study of symmetry in a high-school class, and gladly received by me!
It is with absolute happiness that I wish my daughter her first Happy Mother’s Day as a mother-to-be. In a few short months (weeks!) she will join the sisterhood of being a mom. I know she’ll be a great one!
With love to my mom Shelley, my mother-in-law Pat, my daughter Samantha —
Not forgetting all my friends, family, and all moms who read this —
Happy Mother’s Day!