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.