Mother’s Day 2017.
These children are the happiest part of each day. And while they might also be the hardest, my goodness they are wonderful. This year we spent Mother’s Day weekend with dear friends in Cincinnati, a goodbye visit that didn’t last long enough. For a few quiet moments early on Sunday evening I sat on their deck writing letters to my babies, while Lincoln played in the sandbox, Adelaide slept soundly, and Ben cleaned up dinner in the kitchen. Lincoln called over from the sandbox, “Happy Movvers Day, Mama.” And I fell in love with that tiny soul all over again.
I cried happy tears this weekend for requiring and rewarding experience of being a mother – this chance to love and serve and grow. It is only in becoming a mother that I truly learned how loved I have always been …. by parents on earth and parents on high. If I can love a tiny human so much, imagine how much God loves us? (I can’t imagine – because how could you love someone more than I love Lincoln? Or Adelaide? But He does! Me! You!) .
And most days I take it for granted, forgetting that it is a privilege, a sacred trust, to be the keeper of these sweet spirits. So I’m grateful for Mother’s Day, the reminder that THIS work, in the walls of my home and in the souls of these children is what matters most. I’m grateful for this partnership with Him in raising His children. And I’m grateful for a mother who helps me as much now as she did twenty years ago (because babies are hard and you can bet I need all the help – even if it’s just daily sanity saving FaceTime dates). .
Happy Mothers Day, sweet friend. What you do is important and your work will echo through eternity. And I’m told the sleepless nights end at some point (still waiting on that).
My only request on Mother’s Day this year was a good piece of chocolate and a picture with my babies. The top shot has been making me happy as the background on my phone all week 🙂
outfit details //
My skirt is under $25 and runs small (I’m wearing a medium for reference)
My top is sold out from J.Crew but they just came out with this linen version in a couple colors that is darling.
Adelaide’s dress we picked up at H&M in Spain last month (for about $5!) but I can’t find it online at the moment and her moccs are from here.