Happy Mother’s day to all of the mothers, soon-to-be mothers, new mothers and grandmothers! I hope that you are enjoying your day.
Even though this is my first Mother’s Day with Matthew, I am finding it difficult to think of Mother’s Day as a special day for me. I would much rather focus on the other special women in our life… Grandmas.
Today we went to church as a family. Then after Matthew’s morning nap we enjoyed lunch together at Pardon My French, a bakery in Eagan. Our group included both sets of grandparents and my sister, Melissa. Allan and I split the hummus appetizer and I enjoyed a Taboulé Salad (Couscous Grain, Green Onion, Tomato, Cucumber, Raisin, Green Pepper, Mint, Parsley and Olive Oil and Spring Mix Salad) with a cup of french onion soup. The salad was delicious and very minty – just the way I like it. The french onion soup was unique in that it came topped with a toasted and lightly cheesed crouton as opposed to being covered in a thick layer of melted cheese. Matthew and I both loved it! We had a wonderful day together as a family.
No matter what we do, we always enjoy ourselves.
Mama Pea is having a giveaway on her blog… In exchange for sharing your most cherished memory of your mother, you can enter to win a signed preview of her soon-to-be released book. My entry for the contest, in addition to reading the post that Mama Pea made for her mother, got me thinking about how thankful I am for my mom, Trish.
My mom is my best friend. My confidant. My sounding board. My source of reason in an unreasonable world. I can trust her with anything and know that she is always looking out for my best interests. She lets me run wild. She picks me up and dusts me off when I fall down. She has always allowed me the freedom to figure things out on my own, but cautions me to consider my actions. She reminds me of the agape love that God has for us and without her love and support I would be lost.
She taught me how to love the person, not the sin. To look at the best in people instead of focusing on the negative. She showed me that loving God should be first and foremost in your life. If your faith in God is strong, everything else will follow. Most importantly, she has taught me how to be an amazing Mom and for that I am most grateful.
I love you, Mom.
Please head over to Mama Pea’s blog and join in her giveaway and then stop back and let me know your most cherished memory of your Mom. I am dying to hear your comments!
Here is my Facebook entry:
My mom is my best friend and many of the happiest, most memorable times in my life have been spent with her. My most cherished memory with my mom is baking Christmas Cookies with her and my sister. My mom taught me the importance of family tradition. I love looking forward to the little moments. She taught me to cherish our time together.
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