Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day Part 2

Greetings and Holykisses everyone,

I know some of you are hurting today and I've been thinking of you and lifting you in my prayers throughout the day. I know this day can be very bittersweet for many.

Before this day ends, I have a few more things I wanted to share with you.
Today was decoration day at our cemetery. I've been looking for a new wind chime for my Momma's grave and just hadn't found one.

Yesterday, a package came for me. Turning it over, I discovered it came from a blogging friend.
Opening it, ... was a shower of blessings. My heart was so overwhelmed as I opened each and every very thoughtful and sentimental gift. And then... I opened the windchimes above. My friend didn't know that I'd been looking for one; but there before my very eyes was a beautiful new windchime. It not only is the perfect length for the shepherds hook, but also has a dragonfly on it! Dear friend, God used you in a mighty way to bless me. Thank you with all my heart. I'd like to keep this special gift on my Angel Mother's grave all week long to celebrate Mother's day and her birthday too that is in just two more days.
This morning, Myguy and I drove to the cemetery and changed the wind chimes, and then cleaned off Momma's grave stone. The whole cemetery was beautiful. So many people had decorated and left flowers. I was delighted to take my Momma a whole bouquet of her pink peonies. :) A few of them started blowing away as I laid them on the ground. It kinda gave me goosebumps.
Later in the day, we had a barbecue and I was so blessed to have both our sons around me.
These are my baby boys. I can't tell ya how thankful I am, that God chose me for their Momma. What a privilege it is.

Sometimes I don't know where the time has gone?
In ways, it seems like just yesterday that I was burpin them and tryin not to stick em with safety pins using those old cloth diapers, when we'd run outta Huggies. Somewhere along the way I blinked, and they grew up on us. But oh how I love them.
Thank you Lord.

There's another person I'm thankful for as well today: My Mil. She's taught me many things over the years and I'm grateful! I will never forget the time she took me into the delivery room where she gave birth to her son- my husband. Standing there that day, ... made me understand how God orders our steps. He has a bigger plan than we can ever imagine. I'm thankful God used her to Mother the man I love. Thankyou My Mil. I heart you.

~holykisses xoxo


Denise said...

Such a touching post, love you sis.

Mokihana said...

What handsome sons you have! You are blessed indeed.

Thank you so much for acknowledging that for some of us Mother's Day can mean a hurting day in some ways. That means a lot to me.

Your windchime story is just wonderful. I love the idea of having it at your mom's gravestone (which is lovely).

Thank you for a wonderful Mother's Day post.

Tins and Treasures said...

I'm glad you had a nice mother's day. I did our kids grow up so fast!

Take care ~Natalie

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

What a lovely day you had, so well deserved! Love the photos, your so cute!

Kristi said...

Sweet friend, I was thinking about you yesterday.

Blissitydoodah said...

We figured out something mama was a delivery nurse in '52 with the doctor that delivered my husband...she probably smacked his naked bottom that day :)


Oh Love the boys with mammy sqeezed in between (:)
I understand how you feel Lea.. Moms are so missed..mine too..

From the Heart said...

Your Mother's Day sounds wonderful. Yes, they grow up so fast and yesterday I was reminded that my grandson with graduate from high school next year. Where did the time go. Guess that means I'm getting really old. I had a good day also. Both my girls were with me for Mother's Day which has not always happened. A very pleasant surprise.
Blessings, AE

Yolanda said...

I can see deep love and admiration your boys have for you. Your a good Mamma!