May 9 – Sign

POD_5-9-SignHi and Happy Monday.  Today’s Photo-A-Day challenge is Sign. I found this one at a shop trying to save some money. At least, that is my guess since trying to change the day of the weeks went awry. It seems they found the 8th day of the week. Isn’t that great? Sunurday.

It made me laugh, stop to take a picture, and wish that some weekends we did have a day between Saturday and Sunday. Like this weekend we just finished. It was a good one but very busy with end of school activities, work on the family business, time at home for assorted projects, meals out, and so much more.

Hope you had a great Mother’s Day yesterday.  Mine was good and I would have liked more time to relax.  Oh well, perhaps after Ian goes to bed tonight?!  Isn’t that the way it is?  A mother’s work never seems to be done — even on her special day.

For those with Moms and children, hope you were able to spend time with your loved ones and enjoy that special time together.  For those who have lost their children or mothers, hope you were able to remember them fondly.

A few things I am thankful for today:

  • Signs that I can read and laugh at
  • The ability to read
  • Ian’s excitement about a new library book
  • The start of a new yet busy week
  • Brunch with my hubby, son, and parents
  • A special Lego build from Ian
  • Cards and hugs
  • Dinner out at a restaurant recommended by Ian
  • Relaxing time at home
  • Sleeping in on the weekend
  • Walks home from school
  • Leftovers
  • Time with loved ones

I wonder what other signs I will read this week?  I am sure that there will be plenty.  Have a great week!

Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope that you had a great Mother’s Day yesterday.  Mine was nice and quite special!

After a very trying week, I enjoyed lunch out with my parents and my husband and son. Being with both my mom and my son was truly a gift!  We shared a great meal and made some new memories.

As I was growing up, I didn’t realize the importance of being a good mom.  As with most kids, I suppose I took her a little bit for granted.  I had no clue what she did for me either and how all of her gifts and knowledge, and love would impact me in my life as a grown-up.

I was and still am fortunate to have a mom who has always made time for us.  We went to Camp Fire events together, church and drama club activities, and the occasional camping trips.  And we always made great crafts at our birthday parties. One of my friends commented on it recently.

But until I became a mother, I had no idea of what it takes to be a good, caring, compassionate caregiver, nurturer, cheerer, and supporter.  You sometime don’t appreciate a person until you go through the same things.  My mother has taught me how to be a good mom to my own child.  I can’t thank her enough for all that she has done for me over the years.

Now that I am grown up and have my own family, it is a treasure to be friends with my parents.  But she is always mom and always will be.  There is still much respect and love but now there are more things we can share together.

This week while I was at the hospital, I was blessed to have my mother with me. It was such a relief just to have her in the room.  I don’t know about you but to this day, when I truly feel my worst, I want my mom.  Thanks Mom for being there for me!

I have learned so much from her.  I only hope and pray that I can be as good a mother to my son.  I love him with all my heart and know it is my responsibility to teach him how to be a successful man who will find his own way in life.  I am ready and up for the challenge.

Here are some great quotes about motherhood:

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”  ~Tenneva Jordan

“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.”  ~Mildred B. Vermont

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.”  ~Peter De Vries

“The phrase “working mother” is redundant.”  ~Jane Sellman

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new.”  ~Rajneesh