Mother’s day has come and gone. Greg humored me on Saturday before Mother’s day and let me run. Literally. And two different times even. I told Greg to meet me at the Kneaders a few miles away from our house with the girls for breakfast on Saturday morning, because I was going to run there. Can’t beat their amazing french toast. On the way home we stopped and picked up a few strawberry plants to plant that day. It was terrible awful weather that day, but I planted them, and they are growing already! I am so impressed. And so excited for strawberries. Although, I hear the first year you don’t really get any? We will have to see. That evening I went to run a 5k at Thanksgiving Point called the Hippie Run. My Madre, sister, and sis-in-law all signed up. We got to wear glowing necklaces, bracelets, and even a glowing baton. The weather was awful that night. Super windy, raining, and just plain cold. But we bundled up and made the best of it! The rain and wind actually died down by the time we started running which was quite nice. We danced the night away after the run. Despite the cold weather, it was a hilarious and fun night.
Mother’s day morning came. Greg said he would have made me breakfast, but we have early church. I can barely get us there at 9! The thought was nice though. 🙂 Lydia sang to me with her fellow primary kids. She was darling. We were able to visit my mom before heading off to Greg’s aunt to celebrate the rest of the evening with more family. All day long I was able to wear my beautiful noodle necklace Lydia made for me in preschool. She nicely reminded me several times the day before so I wouldn’t forget. I loved wearing those noodles around my neck all day to remind me of Lydia. Hazel even took a bite out of one so I think that meant she like it too.
Grateful doesn’t even begin to describe my feelings towards motherhood. It’s hard, of course it is, but I can’t imagine a life without being a wife and mother! It really is the most sacred calling of all. And have you seen this video about mothers? I love it so much.