Today was a lovely Mother’s Day here in West Michigan. The sun was out and the girls got to ride their bikes. I took pictures of them, flowering trees and other interesting things that caught my eye as we made our way around the neighborhood. To some this may seem like a pretty ordinary day, but not to me. I’ve been a mother for just over five years now, and I continue to be amazed at how wonderful it is to be able to walk around the block snapping pictures of these two intriguing little girls. They make me laugh every day and I love them so much for that. I don’t get all their “knock, knock” jokes, but I always end up laughing at the way they crack each other up with lines that don’t make sense because they’re so committed to laughing hard at the punch line, no matter what.
Since Abby and Amelia are both dedicated Hello Kitty fans I knew they would indulge me with genuine enthusiasm in my latest mother/daughter craft project – matching Hello Kitty aprons for the three of us. The photo at the top of this post shows how far we got today. All the pieces are cut except the ties and the sewing will commence tomorrow after work. I think it will be a blast to sport these three-of-a-kind aprons around town. (Big surprise, eh?)
So on Mother’s Day, I don’t need flowers or cards or time away. All I want is my camera to record and remember the sweet little moments that happen each day with my girls. I’m so glad my motherhood prayer was finally answered. My girls are so worth the wait.
I went to “Muffins With Mommy” Friday at Abby’s preschool. I was one of the first moms to walk in the room and Abby lit up when she saw me and shouted: “Mom, over here! I love you, Mom!” I didn’t cry, but I came close because there was a time when I didn’t think I would get the chance to sit on tiny chair, at a tiny table and eat a homemade blueberry muffin with a little girl who looks just like me. I don’t like blueberry muffins, but I ate that muffin and it tasted amazing.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and hugs to all of you who want to be.