I just want to say "Happy Mother's Day!" to everyone. I had a really special, laid-back day. I woke up to a love note on a paper plate (who needs fancy cards?) and some gifts. Garr bought me flowers and a beautiful silver charm bracelet with hearts on it and matching earrings. Very special and a surprise since we don't usually exchange gifts (to save $$). Then the girls sent me on a treasure hunt for my gifts from them. Emelyn made me a diamond shaped pin (painted clay) and Abby made me a bracelet with a pipe cleaner and beads. They also both gave me cards and notes that said "I love you" and "You are the best mom ever." Oh and Liv decorated a flower pot and gave me a flower and a tattoo. =] I got to lay down and take a nap with Liv and Daniel this afternoon. The rest of the day we just hung out and spent time together as a family. It was a very special day. I am especially blessed to have these children to love. So thankful.
I'm trying to find the right balance in life. I'm attempting to be a great mom, wife, daughter, Christian, friend, teacher, and homemaker. Some days are better than others. I'm learning it's ok to not be perfect. I'm learning to be content in all circumstances. I'm learning to take better care of myself so I can take better care of my family. I'm learning to enjoy the little moments in life instead of always focusing on what's ahead. I'm learning to embrace the now.