Happy Mother's DayMay 09, 2010
Mother's Day at the Vaughan house started with a boom around 4 A.M. as a thunderstorm rolled in. In moments everyone was wide awake here. One of our family rules was broken, and our daughter climbed into bed with us and our son was placed in his pack-n-play in our room. It took a hour or more, but eventually everyone was back to sleep. What a great way to wake up on Mother's Day, surrounded by my little clan.
My beautiful Princess could hardly wait to give me my "surprise" gift. She was so proud that she had kept the secret between herself and her Daddy. Once again I was given a beautiful piece of her art work, this time in a frame she chose especially for me. She also made a pretty foam flower frame, Daddy drew the flowers and she cut them out all by herself. I loved the excitement in her eyes as she presented each and every gift to me. She is so smitten with artistic endeavors as of late. I hope she will always have that light in her eye and thrill in her heart with each project she completes.
She also presented a gift to me that her Daddy had arranged to be from my children. It is a beautiful lavender jade pendant. Those of you who know me well will understand why my eyes filled with tears at such a thoughtful gift.
My hubby fixed his famous French toast and even cleaned the kitchen afterward! Is there any better gift than an delicious breakfast followed by a clean kitchen? I think not.
My daughter talked her Daddy into buying cake mix and making cupcakes for me this afternoon. I sat on the sofa on my laptop, and could hear their conversation as she walked her father through the steps on the back of the box. You know I had to get up and take a few photos.
She is just like her mother and can't resist a little bit of cake batter.....
Can't leave out the little guy, who was busy enjoying his jumper and filling our home with happy squeals.
Such a perfect day, I only wish MY Mother could have been here to share in my delightful time. I know she would have enjoyed all the fun little things that made today so special. She instilled in me the understanding that the small things in life are really the big things. It is not the end of the race that is what matters, but each little step along the way. She could turn the most mundane trip to the store into a fun and exciting adventure. She was constantly teaching us as she helped us explore the things around us. I know that I am not yet the mother she was and is, but I am trying to find those joyful moments and little daily life lessons to share with my children. Thanks to my Mom for showing me what really matters and for being an example of true sacrifice.
I love you Mom! Happy Mother's Day to you, and to all the women who mother so many each and every day. Hope you had as blessed a day as I did.