|My reason for Mother's Day|
And Tegan, along the lines of your post, my love language is Gifts and Acts of Service.
Anyway, so when Saturday rolled around Ryan says that with his studying he doesn't have time to do anything for Mother's Day. No lunch, no dinner, no outing or anything. I was bummed.
Sunday morning comes and I'm the one who got up early with the kids, got them fed and dressed while he was still sleeping in. I finally get him up and tell him to either shower or let me shower... he takes the shower. A LONG shower. That man doesn't remember his basic training days apparently! When I finally get to shower it is less than 10 minutes; no time to shave my legs so I don't get to wear the dress I was planning on wearing. Bummer.
Then we were running a bit late for church (taking separate cars so he could go off to study immediatly after service) and he knows something is bothering me. So I tell him... it's Mother's Day and I feel neglected and unappreciated. I'm sure my whole "time of the month" thing is making me more over emotional than I should really be.
Church was good, improved my spirits. I get home, get the kids fed and Lana down for her nap (though she didn't really sleep). A few hours later Ryan returns for his "break" and says we'll do our quick Mother's Day celebrating. I received some pretty flowers, cards, chocolate, the new Harry Potter Movie and... best of all... the Vera Bradley Tote Bag from Barnes & Noble with a matching small tech bag that I'd been eyeing!
He had reserved the flowers earlier in the week and just had to pick them up and he had all the gifts purchased by Saturday... he just didn't give them to me until Sunday afternoon.
Monday, since his final will be finished, we're supposed to go out for dinner and probably a movie.
Not too bad of a day. Just me and the kids.
I did remember to call my mom. She's taking care of my oldest sister who just had knee surgery (again) on Friday.
My mom is awesome. I really have a lot of respect and appreciation for her. First off, my mom and dad have been married 32 years now... no easy feat.
|Their Wedding Day, May 1979|
|Dad and Mom|
|Mom and us kids out camping|
|Mom and Dad during the dating years. I can't get over those sideburns!|
|My brother's HS Graduation in 2005|
|My mom with me as a baby|
|All four of us kids with Mom on her birthday in December|
|Mom with her Grandbabies (and pets)|
|Our ENTIRE family at Christmas|
TOP: Brother-in-Law Kevin, Husband Ryan, Brother Mike
Middle: Sister Melissa, Me, Sister LaRetta
Bottom: Dad holding William and Mom holding Alanna
|My Grandma & Grandpa at their 50th Wedding Anniversary with all 10 of their children, about a month before her death.|