It was an absolutely memorable weekend for me, let me tell ya! It was my first Mother's Day!!!
And in my mind, that makes it especially significant.
Firsts have always been a big deal to me:
First car; first boyfriend;
first only husband!; first anniversary; first baby, etc.
You get the picture.
So, as I thought about my first Mommy's day, I thought it would be perfect to have matching dresses with my sweet daughter!
Here's where my mom and MIL come in the picture.
I haven't sewn in a longgg time and have only basic skills. [if sewing cape dresses counts as a basic skill]
And patterns are Greek to me.
Thank God for Mothers!!
My dear mom whipped up Hadassah's dress,
and Eddie's mom cut out my dress and did a little sewing on it too.
They made my dream a reality!
It was a lot more work than I recalled!
It seemed like every spare minute I needed to get back to the sewing machine.
And I only did part of the work!!! Whew. So glad it's finished.
There is a wonderful satisfaction, though, that comes from making something with your own hands!
The significance of the day hit me full force.
I am a mother.
I've always looked at other people and thought they possessed some special presence or ability to earn that term. And now I am one, and it so doesn't feel that way!
It just happens.
And I have to say, it's the best thing that could have happened! [besides falling in love with my man]
And I got these.
Just because he loved me!
[and because I reminded him that Mother's Day is coming and it would be nice to get something! ha]
These symbolize true love and sacrifice to me, because he drove to Walmart at 11:00 Sat night to get them, before working another 3 hours to finish planting his corn!!
And here I was, thinking that nothing special would happen
because those crops usually come first.
Seriously, I melt every time I look at them!
There was a card with the flowers
and a "note" from Hadassah!
He took her little hand in his, and helped her write me a sweet little thank-you.
[Mom was watching and said it was the cutest thing!]
All I can say is: I love my family,
and I'm so thankful I've been given this gift:
the gift of motherhood.