Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to Me

Portrait of me. By John.

I think this is the first time he has drawn a picture of me.

I love it!


I had a lovely MOther's Day, and I hope you did, too.

Nathan called early to wish me a happy mother's day. Then Hannah brought me breakfast in bed (an egg sandwich on a toasted bagel.) Then I got to open all my cool gifts! A necklace, a bracelet, a couple cards and pictures, a few "good for one free ..." coupons, and a sweet photography book from Nathan.

Being a mom is the best!

I stayed in bed all morning reading, and Sydney brought me hot chocolate chip cookies in bed. Mmm! Yea for kids who can safely operate the oven (with supervision!)

I wore my new paper bead and yarn jewelry to church, where I was given some chocolates and flowers.

All in all a good day.

I sent my mom and my mom-in-law lei's for mother's day. I hope they wore them to church. Mom? I love you! Happy Mother's Day!

Here is my favorite poem for Mother's Day. It reminds me of my mom.

You are the trip I did not take;
You are the pearls I cannot buy;
You are my blue Italian lake.
You are my piece of foreign sky.
- Ann Campbell


Ann M. said...

Sounds like a fabulous time! Glad that you had a lovely Mother's Day (and I love the drawing)!

Mary said...

How sweet! I love that picture of you! That's a great mother's day! And I wish I could see mom wearing her lei, what a great idea.

nikko said...

The picture is so sweet!

Deanne said...

I'm so glad you had a nice relaxing day with your kids. Sounds like your kids took good care of you yesterday. Good for them!!! Oh, and I agree, the lei was a great idea! What else is a girl in Hawaii to send her mother?! :)

My Full Hands said...

I just came over here from Too Many to Count. I must say I am jealous of your paper bead and yarn jewelry! I would love to have had some to wear to church yesterday too!

Mary Peterson said...

Hi Wendy,
You are such a positive person! I loved your smile experiment. I hate it when I say hello, wave, or smile and no one does it back. I won't give up though. Thanks for being you!

marie said...

I love that poem also. Whenever I think to myself, "why haven't Ben and I been able to afford_________" I am like oh yeah,'cause we have 4 kids. And I wouldn't trade them for anything!

Happy Mothers Day!

No Cool Story said...

Look at you! So tall and thin :D

Happy Mother's Day +1 day.

jmcb said...

I love that picture too! I think I still have some pictures like that that you girls drew a few years back! Thank you, thank you for the beautiful lei, made of orchids I think! It was fun to look so beautiful - many people commented on it. Your smile attitude impressed me too. I thought about you today when I tried harder to smile at kids at school. Thanks. Mom said...

awh love it. and i love the poem, too.

Jrzy Army Wife said...

Love the poem and especially the pic.

trying said...

fantastic picture of you! you have quite the artist on your hands.

happy mothers day to a great mom!