I am so, so thankful for my babies today. This is the first year that Gabe has really gotten into Mother's Day. I thank his teacher for this- his class put on a Mother's Day Tea for us, and it was the most precious thing I've ever been a part of.
He greeted me in the hallway outside his classroom and gave me a special hat that he'd made me for the occasion. He then offered me his arm and escorted me down the red carpet into the specially decorated classroom. For the first time in his shy six years, he participated in singing the class songs, in front of an audience, with lyrics so sweet all about how I'm an angel on Earth and he loved me so. He brought me tea and cookies, and when I offered to share my cookie with him, he declined, and told me that the goodies were all for me. SOB.
This morning, he insisted on making me breakfast in bed. He wanted to know what I would like to eat, and he wanted to help J make it, and he wanted to bring it to me himself. What a little love.
The girls might be less interested in the day, but seeing their little faces peeking into my room and wishing me a happy Mother's Day is all the sweetness I need from my sassy ladies today. These three little beings that made me a mom- my heart could explode when I think about how much I love them.
(And my husband, who doesn't cook, but who worked with the kids in the kitchen this morning to make me a delicious breakfast. Who booked a spa day for my ultimate relaxation. Who gave me these three precious souls- he deserves some recognition for making this day amazing.)
I hope that all of the moms out there who work so hard for their families, who love their children so fiercely, who always put the needs of others in front of their own, have a day that recognizes your awesomeness.
I especially hope this is true for my mom, who has always been the ultimate example of what a good mother should be.