Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day Eve

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.


There....much better.


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.


fernvalley01 said...

Have a wonderful Mothers day , you deserve it! And remember your own lovin Mamma in whatever way you can that will give you comfort , she sounds like a wonderful lady and by the sounds of things just who you are honors her memory.

Lou said...

God Bless you, Sweetie

MichelleSG said...

Oh that is so sweet! Happy mother's day! I am with you on the flower arranging, they must be just so....

Dusty Devoe said...

I love the pictures of you reading your card. The flowers are beautiful. Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Scott W said...

Happy Mother's Day, Precious Sister!

Not everyone gets a Vizio box for a table!

I know that expression on your face reading that card and it brought tears to my eyes.

I can't believe you still have one of those red metal cars. And how lucky to have a Disney flower vase!

Trailboss said...

I wish I had the other metal car. There is no telling what they are worth now. The Disney vase is something that Joe picked up for next to nothing at Trade Day in Mayfield.

Reading that card brought many tears to my eyes. I hugged my baby so tight afterwards.

Uh, a vizio box? Huh?

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Happy Mom's day, TB.

The flowers were beautiful and you'll enjoy the big screen TV. That's the same kind our church uses and the picture is great.



Paint Girl said...

Happy Mothers Day!
I had tears reading your post! So sweet! What a wonderful family you have!

Jen said...

What an awesome day for you...we have the same exact tv and love it....I too love flowers...enjoy the rest of the weekend friend...and btw i think you are beautiful!

SouthernHeart said...

Good morning! I found your blog through PW and really enjoyed reading. The pictures of you seeing your gifts and reading your card were so good...I love seeing honest emotions.

Blessings to you and I hope you have a great week!


Pony Girl said...

The look on your face was just priceless! What a wonderful gift! :) Your family loves you very much. I'm glad you had such a great Mother's Day!!

Chef said...

Looks like you had a fantastic Mother's Day. You deserve it. Best wishes from both of us.

Chef and Linda