Sunday, May 11, 2014

happy mama's day

I have the best mom in the entire world. seriously. I do. and I'm not just saying that.

on Friday, we all sat down in the living room {well, three out of four for the most part} and watched some home videos. we had been talking about it and how we have all these videos and they are just sitting in the entertainment center. so we pulled some out and put them in.

ironically, the videos started with my mom's baby shower for me, then the months and days leading up to my birthday. we ended the night by watching the first few days I was home. and it made me think.

the look my mom was giving me was so proud, so loving and so sweet and tender. watching those videos and how my parents {especially my mom} interacted with me was important for me to see. I couldn't help but wonder, though, if I am everything my mom hoped I would be in those first moments she met me. have I lived up to being the best I can be? am I kind, am I loving enough. am I the daughter she always hoped for? I hope so, because I sure am blessed with a mom like her. she's so patient, so talented and so beautiful. I love my mama very, very much and don't need just one day out of the year to express it.

so happy mother's day, momma lou!

this weekend has been non-stop. Saturday was a blur. I spent it helping my dad with odds and ends. and my favorite part of my Saturday was getting to go to our local garden center to pick something up for my grandma.

flowers are gorgeous...and future boyfriend/husband take note : it doesn't take much to make me smile when it comes to flowers.


  1. Happy belated Mother's Day! Just perfect :)
    xo TJ

  2. thanks, TJ! hope you had a nice day : )