After church we went home to let the girls rest (no one got any sleep the night before) and then met up with my family for lunch. My parents gifted me with this shadow box.
It is filled with pictures of me and my biological mom, and the little Bible she used to read to me when I was a baby. Such a thoughtful gift on such an appropriate occassion. And so honoring to a mom who did her best with what life dealt her, and who had to leave this Earth far too soon. Mothers Day will always be a bitter sweet day of reflection for me. (Brandon knows this and is always so sweet to just let me "ride out" my emotions. He might hear & see me crying one second, and then might see my face filled with joy & laughter the next). I find myself missing my mom immensley and wishing she was here to celebrate days such as Camille's baby dedication, yet also so thankful for the mom the Lord chose to fill this gap for me. To my mom in heaven and my mom here on Earth, I love you both so very much. Happy (belated) Mothers Day.
And I thought Brandon's cards to me this year were pretty cute. . . Love them!
(And a big thanks to Wendi and Aja for taking pics Sunday morning, and letting me steal a few.)