If it has sugar or chocolate in it, I have to make it! Want some?
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Mother's Day is always bittersweet for me. I am so grateful to be a mother and even to have been able to bear children. I am grateful to have a wonderful mother who taught me that nothing is unsolvable. I am doubly grateful to have a terrific mother-in-law who is truly like a mother to me. But at the same time, I always think about those who haven't had these blessings yet and maybe never will in this life time. And then, I am grateful for my knowledge of eternity and the divine plan of our Father in Heaven who knows all things and will make us all whole in the end. My Sunday started out with a tiny bit of extra sleep (we have church at 9am)and then Andy came in while I was getting ready and said that a "magic elf" had made me breakfast. He had prepared the Special K cereal that he knows I eat EVERY morning and a pancake and two cinnamon toast rolls. We had a beautiful church service with great lessons and a delicious refreshment spread put on by the men as a gift to all of the women. Then, I had a little nap in the sun and read for a few minutes before helping find appliances and recipes for the kids. Ryan and Becca made the yummiest mint chocolate cookies, Alaina made a fruit platter and green salad, Andy made Mrs. B's Breadsticks from scratch, and Dave made carbonara. They even used nice serving dishes and set the outside table, where they know I love to eat! We had a beautiful day and I am so blessed to be a mother to these great kids!