We will be doing takeout and supporting a local restaurant. We support them a lot 😉
Hope you all have wonderful days celebrating in this new and crazy world!
I feel like I came into this whole mothering thing on accident. I never really knew what I wanted to do with my life, but marriage and a family wasn’t something I dreamed about when I was little. I worked and traveled some after high school, eventually finished college and began a career. Then I met my husband and everything changed! We got married after dating a short few months and I instantly became a stepmom to two daughters and a son. A year later our first son was born, followed by his brother five years later. Two years after that, when I was in my mid 30s, my oldest stepdaughter had her first child and suddenly I was a grandma!
Now all these years later there are seven grandchildren in our big, blended family — Bailee, Collin, Cameron, Preston, Sarah, Madison and Justin. And that very first granddaughter got married a few years ago and had a sweet little boy named Hudson, our first great-grandchild. I’m so proud of the men and women my children have become and look forward to seeing all the grands grow up…
So to my wonderful sister and sisters in law, my nieces and nieces in law who are all such great moms, Happy Mother’s Day! To my beautiful stepdaughters Esther and Naomi, and lovely daughters in law, Shelly and Christy, who are the terrific mothers of those wonderful grandchildren and to Hudson’s gorgeous mama, our granddaughter, Bailee, thank you all for being a part of my life. I hope you have a spectacular Mother’s Day!
To my sons and stepson, thank you for being such blessings and having the good sense to choose such lovely brides 😉
And Happy Mother’s Day to all of you, too, my dear friends!
Here’s hoping everyone had a lovely weekend! Ours was very nice with my DS and DDIL and JP hosting both nanas and papas and aunts and uncles and a couple of little cousins for dinner on Sunday. All I had to do was bring a fruit salad (yes, I was able to cut the fruit up properly 😉 )and I got to spend the day with some of my favorite people!
If you have not read my Mothers limerick about my childhood, you can find it here. My life is pretty wonderful now, though, and I have a great support system. I might write some posts about early family life later — when I look back at some they are pretty funny, or were to us, anyway!
Today begins the Kindness Challenge I’m participating in and this week we are focusing on being kind to ourselves. So I’m going to the gym twice today — once for a workout in the pool and later in the afternoon for another session with my new Personal Trainer, Pat. I will write a separate post on her. She’s super nice (aren’t they all?) and funny but just as evil in her own way! She’s also about my age and probably a size zero — maybe a size two? I’ll ask her today —
Working out really is the best way to take care of myself and my health, both physical and mental health…
Photo is from Niki’s site about the Kindness Challenge…