We spent nearly all of Saturday with my Aunt Sheila. She's the closest thing we have to my mom. It was so nice to just hang out at her house, play games and eat lunch. It was an awesome time and really filled our heart.
Since my mom died, I haven't gone to church on Mother's Day. It's just very hard. The last holiday we had with my mom was Mother's Day and she died less than two weeks later. So on top of being Mother's Day, it's just hard memories. I'm not mad or anything, but I find myself pretty emotional and even getting a bit bitter if I go out on Mother's Day. So I give myself some grace and take that day "off." Well, since we were in Amarillo all day, Sydney and I decided to go to church Saturday night. We were dressed very casual, but I love that our church is OK with that. It was good to go to church, take in the Word and spend time with our church family. Sydney put together a flower pot and planted a flower in children's church. It was a good way to get back into church on Mother's Day, without going on Sunday.
John went to church to lead our greeters ministry and to work all day, but not before he made me an awesome breakfast of steak and eggs.
I loved the card Sydney made at school! It was so sweet! It says:
"My mom is as pretty as a daisy. She as sweet as a nice big carrot cake. She is as smart as a scientist. But most of all she is as special as love!"
We also visited our sweet friend, Janet. She really has been there for us the past few years. We are blessed to have her in our lives. Sydney even got to play in the water a bit, and Janet captured a photo of Sydney and i playing around.
After Janet's we went by Walmart, where I treated myself to some plants - rosemary and basil. We love fresh herbs, so i decided we'd grow some. We usually do during the summer months.
I spent the remainder of the day relaxing. I watched movies, took a nap with Sydney and just relaxed. It was a nice, lazy day. Of course I missed my mom, but i also thought a lot about things we'd do together. I'm so grateful I had her as long as I did. She taught me so very much, and I'm blessed to have had her in my life.