I have the house to myself this afternoon. Joe and Steph are in town getting something for her to give me for Mother's Day. I should be happy today, goodness knows I have a lot to be thankful for. But there is one thing missing. My Mama.
We lost her 10 years ago Sunday. She took her last breath while looking deep into my eyes. Just she and I were in the room, just as it should be. But we lost her years before that day. I have written about her several times and I don't feel like getting into the details except to say this. Every child should be blessed to have had such a wonderful woman for their Mama. She was never afraid to show her emotions, her love and her weakness. She loved us kids more than anything on Earth. She taught me how to be a Mama. For many reasons I am so grateful to have had her in my life.
My family got back home a bit ago. Joe called me and told me to go in the bedroom. I didn't ask any questions, I just did it. After about 15 minutes he came in with a towel in hand and covered my eyes. Here's what happened.
Had I known my picture was going to be taken I would have changed my clothes, done something w/my hair and put my contacts in. But that's ok. I loved every minute of it.
From the direction I am facing what do yall think I got? As soon as Joe turned me that way I knew what it was!
Then I opened what means the most to me. The card.
The card worked. And I was happy. Steph picked it out herself which means more than anything.
There is just something about fresh flowers that always have to do, unless I have already done it. That is to rearrange the flowers.
The only thing that would have made this picture better was if the table had been dusted off. It is SO hard to keep the house clean with all of the hardwood floors and 2 dogs living inside. Not to mention with the windows open and the Kansas winds blowing dust in.
I am so pleased with my Mother's Day gifts. Ryan will come out tomorrow and will more than likely bring petunias or some kind of potted flowers. I love flowers. I will plant some soon in my whiskey barrels.
I imagine I will post tomorrow but in case I don't Happy Mother's Day to all of the fine mothers I know. May it be a blessed and wonderful day. I hope all Mama's will have a great day.