A Sunday Moment: Mothers

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It’s Mother’s Day and it’s the first Mother’s Day in four years that I have spent without extended family. I have been thinking a lot about the female figures in my life that are all mothers.

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My mother and sisters and I. This was in New Zealand, 2005, the one and only time we spent Mother’s Day together. It had been a surprise for my Mother.

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My sisters-in-law and my sweet mother-in-law. While living in Hawaii, we started a tradition of going out the night before for Mother’s Day. We have so much fun!! Miss these ladies. I think a trip to Hawaii for Mother’s Day to be with these ladies should be a given. I’m just sayin’.

They are all wonderful women that I have a great time with and am missing them very much on this blessed day.  I have learned something from each of these women, and they have helped me in different ways be the kind of mother I am today. Hopefully, if you ask my kids, they will say that it shows.

This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure of helping put together an activity for our youth and we based it around Mother’s Day. At the end of our game that we played I showed them a video put out by our church. It is a non-denominational video. It is a sweet video, perfectly describing what a MOTHER is.

 

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!

 

LOVE,

The Busy Coconut

Seven Years

I’ve got a ton of things to do, but I can’t resist. It’s been seven years since I’ve had a little person around and I didn’t realize how much I missed it. I often find myself on all fours, making funny faces and speaking in high-pitched tones. It makes me smile. Oh yeah, and him too.

My first four coconuts came one right after the other. I love each one of them, and remember loving my time with them when they were this fun-size.  After a seven year gap, we had one more to add to the mix. I can’t say that it hasn’t been a challenge, but I’ve certainly learned to enjoy every moment of it. A lot of people were quite honest in telling me how crazy I was for having one more, especially when I had achieved that benchmark of “no kids at home”. I don’t think so. I think I’m just lucky.

Seven years made me be a better mom. I think the Lord knew I’d have a nervous breakdown if I had had my baby two years later instead of seven.

I LOVE that I get to take a break from my everyday chores to enjoy my littlest coconut. I’ve decided that seven is my lucky number.