Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day came and went by so fast that I didn’t even get a single picture. I know!!!…. Me not get a picture. It is crazy but true. I was spoiled by my sweet family. I woke up to Regan “Mommy are you awake… Mommy, Mommy… Do you want your present?” She was so excited and too sweet!!! She made me a hand made card and the sweetest picture ever. When she asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day I would tell her that I wanted a good picture of her and Bubba. I tried a couple times to shoot them but it didn’t work out as well as I had hoped. Then Regan told me one day “Mommy you can stop trying to get pictures OK… it’s taken care of!” Hmmmmm…. What in the world did she mean?? Well, I was brought to tears when she gave me exactly what I had asked for. The most beautiful picture of her and Bubba. I could not have ever captured them as wonderfully as she did.

Collin made me a sweet picture frame at school. I LOVE it! Jason surprised me with a second gift (earlier in the week he wanted to help me get what I wanted, that good shot of the kids. So, he insisted that I get the external flash that I have been drooling over.) He got me photoshop, so if an of you know how to use it I will be bugging you!!! I am so grateful that he supports me in this fun hobby of mine. I feel spoiled. :)

Regan and Jason made pancakes for breakfast and they were YUMMY! We went to church as a family and it was a lovely day. It was my turn to teach in Relief Society and it was so fun to be able to be with all of the women of our ward and share a Mother’s Day lesson.

After we got home it was time for Jason to leave. Yes, he had to go in on Mother’s Day…. Bummer BUT let me tell you it is much better than not having a job!! We were there for a year and I will happily kiss him good bye and make my own dinner if it means that my sweet heart has a job.

After baths Collin started getting sick and it was a VERY long night. He was in pain and it was like fighting a new bourn with the strength of a ten year old. If I put him down he hurt himself, if I picked him up he would fight and hurt me. It was a vicious cycle filled with tears on both of our parts. I kept sending Jason messages and he kept responding with things like “ You can do this, it is ok.” “ I will be home before you know it.” I kept praying for Collin’s medications to kick in and for him to have some relief. I prayed that I would be able to relax and calm down. The answer to my prayers came in the form of my sweet husband. He got home from work, scooped him up, and sent me to bed.

I sat there laying in bed thinking about how hard that night had been and couldn’t believe that I was wishing for Collin’s surgery date to come quickly. Sounds crazy doesn’t it BUT I kept thinking if it will help him, bring him relief then I want it to happen NOW. I also thought about how grateful I am to be a Mom to two amazing children. There isn’t a better job in the world. I am so grateful to be in a partnership with God in raising our children. I know that just like that night if I am at the end of my rope, don’t have the answers, or just need some support he is there. I am so lucky to have my best friend there to lift me up, wipe away my tears, and help me through this long journey of motherhood. Thank you Jason once again for being the answer to my prayers.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Happy Mother's Day!! Looks like you got your picture after all, although Regan's picture is just as cute! Sorry Collin had another tough night, you deserve a mother's day celebration every day!