I was excited to be celebrating today, my first Mother’s Day officially as a mom. (Last year I’d unofficially celebrated with Matt as a mother-to-be, as we celebrated the moms in our lives.) My phone was inundated with text messages, several were chains of moms wishing each other a Happy Mother’s Day and this special one from Kristi, William’s Godmother.
Last year our church had flower pins (made of painted pinecones) available for Mothers and Others (the others people who served as helpers to children in any manner) to take and wear. This year, they had the children of our church pass out flower pens to Mothers and Others. The flowers were matched well to the bouquet on the altar, I’m not sure if this was by coincidence or design.
Peggy Joy made sure everyone got one as the children made several passes throughout the church with the flower pens.
Unlike last year when we chose our own, this year the children decided which one every person would get. This one was the one I received.
I helped out with the Teens for the first time ever as Shepherd. Unlike the children’s group I’d helped out with many times before, the teens were expected to participate more directly. They also were given snacks.
At home Candy came by to join me to celebrate my first Mother’s Day. As usual, her wrapping was perfect.
Inside was this beautiful statue celebrating motherhood.
Matt gave me these beautiful flowers and a card from him and one from William. His present to me is en route and I’m excited to see what it is when it arrives.
We had gifts for Candy as well. These included a hand painted flamingo (which I somehow neglected to take photos of) and a copy of the beautiful book of William’s baptism which will be the subject of a blog post this upcoming week. I also gave her a flower pen from church, a yellow rose one I which is one of her favorite flowers.
Matt made his restaurant quality lasagna for dinner, one of my favorite meals. It takes hours to make and I helped place the rows of noodles.
Candy brought William this adorable shirt as a gift.
William was entranced by the lights of the card from Matt.
Candy helped move William to a sitting position and he stayed there, enjoying it.
I had a wonderful first Mother’s Day thanks to Matt, Candy and William.