Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day

Mothers Day...
If I close my eyes, and think back quite a few years -- and I do mean quite a few! -- I can remember going out to the lilac bush -- filled with fragrant, beautiful purple flowers -- to pick a bouquet for our Mother's Day dinner table.  I'm imaging that my sisters and I prepared the lunch, though I don't really remember that.  The flowers, I do remember.  As beautiful as lilacs are, though, they don't compare at all to my beautiful mom!  She is a mom who has given me (and my six siblings) many things -- an example of living each day trusting God; the gift of laughter, music, creativity; an appreciation for beautiful gardens; dressing nicely even if you are just going to the grocery store; setting a beautiful table -- even for every day meals; good food and sharing hospitality; a love of reading; courage and strength even in times of difficulty.  ...and many, many more!

I love you, Mom!  Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

1 comment:

  1. A beautiful woman inside and out! Wish we had lilacs this year too. I am sure they will come on eventually, but spring is sure slow to "spring" this year!