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!
If you were here for the A to Z Challenge last year, you might remember it’s birthday week at my house! Oldest son (JP’s daddy) had his birthday yesterday, today is mine and youngest son’s is Saturday. Poor hubby had his in January and we remind him this week is so not about him!
We are going to Top Golf on Saturday with some of the family. I’ve never been before but have heard good things. It’s basically an indoor golf place/sports bar kind of atmosphere for people of all ages and they have food and drink, lots of televisions, games and golf in a bay that’s enclosed on three sides and you hit the ball to the outside. Can you tell I only have sons?
It’s been an interesting and busy last year for us, more surgeries than I would have liked — I guess one is more than I would have liked 🙂 — but things are looking up for sure. I’m not crazy about the short, white hair after chemo but I’m trying not to whine about it. Well, not all the time anyway! And I’m grateful for moisturizers and cosmetics that really work miracles!
Oh, and I’m also grateful for my family and friends in real life and this crazy blogging world and surviving cancer and just getting on with life and doing what we love ❤
and balloon bouquets in April, when my two sons and I celebrate our special days. Our birthdays are April 26, 27 and 29th. And the 29th could have been the 28th if he’d just hurried up a little. Second son was born at 1:05 a.m., but it did give Dr. Van, my OB-GYN doc, time to go home in the early evening to see his little girl and share her birthday cake on April 28th. So it all worked out for the best!
Next to Christmas, Birthday Week is by far our biggest family holiday. Poor hubby, he’s a January baby and sometimes feels a little left out. He doesn’t like to admit it, but we April babies know…
~Diane D. Photo from Pinterest
(My theme for the A to Z Challenge is birthdays)