Mothers Day

This years Mother's Day was alright. As usual I thought about how grateful I am to be a mom and to have Kennedy in my life. It's been the most amazing, challenging, and rewarding thing I've ever done, and will continue to do. 

I felt so distracted today with so many things to do, people to talk to, and food to make that I failed to neglect making my mom and mother-in-law feel special. So I wish do to that now. Luckily everything I have to say applies to both of them so ladies, this is for both of you. Every word. 

I am so blessed to have you in my life. I have such an amazing example to follow and a shining light of love and kindness. I feel safe and protected around you and I know that you would do anything to help us. I feel your amazing spirit and love each time I'm around you and it makes me feel so at peace and like heaven is that much closer. Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do and all that you've sacrificed for your children. I'm so blessed to have you as a mother. Love you both, so much! 

Ok, thanks for letting me get that out :). Now on to the days events...

Kennedy has this irritating gift where she knows when it's a holiday or special occasion and decides to have an off day, every single time, only on that day. So we started Mother's Day with a 5:45 a.m. wake up call! Lovely! She was naughty in church but did go right into nursery without crying or screaming. She napped for 20 minutes before she woke up screaming bloody murder and wouldn't stop crying for a good 25 minutes afterward. I don't know what happened there. But even with how tired and cranky she was, she actually did really well for the day. 

We enjoyed awesome family time and amazing food at both our mom's houses, neither of which was as long as we would have liked it to be. That's one thing I don't like about holidays, I feel like we're short changing everyone by having to cut our time short to see everyone. But it's very important to us to make each family feel loved on important days that are shared with families. Family is everything and we have the most spectacular families around! 

Money has been tight for us this month, so I told Cory that I didn't want anything this year except for him to help out and maybe make me breakfast, which he did, and was fabulous at it! He was working last year so even just having him home was a gift enough. I also gave a present to myself, and that was to stay off all social networking sites for the whole day. And I succeeded!! I hate it when holidays like this are all materialized and turn into a bragging session about who got what. Mother's Day (or any other holiday) shouldn't be about telling the world how much money was spent on you but your time and attention should be focused on your family. And that's where mine was today and I LOVED it!! I ended the day with no guilt of tuning out to what was going on around me to be online all the time. It was a good feeling. I plan on doing it again. A lot.  

I am eternally grateful for the chance to be a wife and mother. There truly is nothing better. Now, please enjoy some random photos taken throughout the day. 

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