That this was one of the best Mother’s Days ever for me. I think I may have said that before. Maybe it just keeps getting better each year.
I was preaching in the morning service at church and so of course what other topic was there that made more sense to speak on than women and how we are created in the image of God. God has used brave and intelligent women in his story throughout history and he wants us to experience the fullness of who he created us to be.
And I got to preach to my children. What mother can pass that up? 🙂
Then home to a good family barbeque.
Eric was in command on the barbeque cooking up his bacon wrapped venison filet mignon, corn on the cob and a lake trout that Sara caught last summer. Delicious! I even splurged in celebration of the day and had some of the dessert provided by Grace. Plus ice cream.
The kids got me some lovely gifts too. A garden rake – and then Patrick raked the back yard. A hanging basket of flowers that it is still too cold to put outside. And a gift certificate so I can buy some more books.
The afternoon was beautiful and we spent a lot of time out on the back deck in the sun. Kimia was toddling around and got her exercise going up and down the stairs – both inside and out. Then she ran into a wall and got a big goose egg! But that was after these cute pictures.
Perhaps what made the day so great was just having my family around. And that includes the two Conngolese guys that we welcome as part of us. And the kids farther away called and it was so good to chat with them.
I am so blessed.