I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day this past week. I have to say that despite our state of current affairs, I really enjoyed mine. It wasn’t anything totally fabulous, more a day filled with showing love to others and allowing myself to receive love showered upon me. I didn’t have big dreams or plans for the day and just kind of went with the flow, allowing God and the universe to lay things out as they were meant to be.
The day started off with some bumps in the road and ended with some too, but all in all it really was a great day. I do miss hugging my mom and so many others but am glad I was able to see them, whether virtually or from standing afar. Being a big hugger, I have to say that has been one of the hardest things for me during all this pandemic craze. I sure am glad I have my boys and husband to hug. I couldn’t imagine living alone at this time like so many are. I had no idea what to give my mom this year or my mother-in-law or my 2nd mom. I’m blessed to have 3 special moms in my life. None of them needed or wanted anything and I hate buying things “just because”.
My mom has been randomly dropping off meals and banana bread during our recent quarantine and it’s really meant a lot to us. I figured I’d similarly surprise her by going out to pick up her favorite pizza and delivering it, along with her favorite rainbow ice cream. The excursion meant I’d spend a lot of time driving in the car on my Mother’s Day or could stay home and have time alone. I chose to go on the ride and take the whole family so I’d have the gift of being with my 4 guys. My mom loved the gift and texted the 4 of us that night to say how awesome it was.
Prior to leaving we went on a zoom call with my husband’s family because that is what my mother-in-law wanted. I wanted to deliver food to her too but had no idea from where. That morning I called her to confirm zoom details and she told me about her plans to treat herself to ribs later. She detailed the whole meal and how much she was looking forward to it. I knew that my son and husband aren’t fans of sitting on the family zoom, so I orchestrated a way for them to go pick her food up while we were on the call. Aside from thinking she was being robbed as my son went into her garage while everyone she knew was on camera, the surprise delivery was a success.
My last delivery was then to my 2nd mom, my best friend's mom who has treated me like a daughter since preschool. For her I was going to drop off her favorite Panera meal before getting our dinner. That surprise got interrupted by the surprise of her and my best friend delivering me beautiful tulips. In addition to the tulips and the banana bread given to me by my mom, the boys surprised me with a beautiful scrapbook my husband made of memories with me and the boys, along with my favorite candies and drinks. Zach bought me a rose and I also had a rose delivered to me from Zach’s friend I’m a 2nd mom to.
Like I said early on, nothing totally out of the ordinary but really all so special. This stay at home order has definitely had the effect of making the ordinary seem so special and wonderful and making us count our blessings. So, how was your Mother’s Day? What happened that was special for you? Drop a comment below- I’d love to know.
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