Mother’s Day is bitter-sweet. I love it, especially because the last few years I have been able to spend it with my daughter and her family. And every year, days before, we celebrate a most precious gift from heaven, our princess Sarah. But at the same time this day brings back memories of those who are not with us. I miss my mother and I miss my daughter, but I rejoice because I know they are safe in the hands of God.
I also think of those who wish they were mothers and never had that privilege. And I think of mothers who don’t have their children with them. When I rejoice over my gifts, I want to pray for those who wished they had children and grandchildren. My greetings go to all of you.
We celebrated Sarah’s birthday with her friends at school. There was no rain so the teacher had the kids sit outside. It was enjoyable to be with the little kids for a while. In the evening some of her friends came over for dinner and a fun sleep-over. I tried to get some good pictures but my Sarah was in a playful mood, so she just wanted to do funny faces.
Here are some pictures.
Top right: celebration at school.
Bottom left: birthday cake that Sarah’s sister and her friend decorated.
Bottom right: Sarah reading the Bible I gave her.
We have had “bad” weather. Why do we call it “bad” when it really is good that we get rain? The bad part was that it messed up our internet service so I haven’t been able to post what I had planned. Now it’s late evening and this will have to do for my greeting. I have two of my grandchildren sleeping with me tonight. They always want to take turns doing that. What better gift for Mother’s Day than to be surrounded by those we love!
I’m a perfectionist, and this blog seems all but “perfect,” but I can’t let that bother me. At least the internet service came back so I can send off this greeting.