Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

We started off the day with latte's and breakfast made by Brandon.  Brandon set my plate of food on the table and told me to come eat. I looked over and Tanner had climbed up onto my chair and had his hands in my food! It was his first time climbing on the kitchen chair. I think even he was surprised.

We went to church this morning and the pastor started off with this little poem that I thought was great;

Why Women Cry

Author: Unknown

A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him.

"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."

Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"

"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"

God said, "When I made the woman she had to be special.

I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world,

yet gentle enough to give comfort.

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."

"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides."
After church we headed south to Delta Junction, which is about 75 miles away.  We went to the grocery store and picked up a few lunch items there and then found a park to eat and play at.  With the sun shining and it being in the 50's, we really couldn't have asked for a better day!  

We saw a total of 6 moose and 1 caribou on our little road trip.
We spent the rest of the day enjoying each other's company in the backyard.  We had a great dinner of grilled steak and veggies then walked and got an ice cream cone to share.  I had a few bites and my boys ate the rest.  
Mowing the lawn
Mowing is hard work!!!
My boys made me feel special and loved. I truly couldn't have asked for a better day!


At May 8, 2011 at 11:53 PM , Blogger Auntie M said...

Happy Mother's day Brandi!! They only get better... just wait for the kid made cards and gifts!! They are the best!! I am glad you had a nice day.

At May 9, 2011 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Nannie said...

I think the tears are a treasure to all woman. Enjoy yours.


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