Mother's Day

Mother's Day 2013 will always be remembered with a sad undertone.  However, before my grandfather became ill again, we had a nice day of family fun.  I am so thankful for the privilege of being a mother.  It is by far the most awesome, rewarding and challenging "job" I've ever had.  I wouldn't trade my life for anything in this world.  God has blessed me beyond measure and I am so thankful.

We had a nice family lunch, well at least with part of the family.  Some of the uncles and aunts went on to the hospital with my grandfather, but those of us that stayed back enjoyed some time around the pool.  It was a rather cool afternoon but that didn't stop my kiddos.  They insisted on getting into the water, against my wishes.  I was amazed at how well Lucy tolerated the cool air.  Last year it would be 100 degrees outside and she would complain about being cold.  I think this could mean great things for our summer!

**Totally random side note, but I wanted to brag on Ella for a minute.  My niece, Maddie, who is pictured above, celebrated her 3rd birthday last month.  Ella wanted to do something very special for her and remembered her love of all things princess and mermaid.  She decided she would paint Maddie's favorite Disney princess characters as mermaids.  She worked for over a month at this present and it was a true labor of love.  I have to admit that I was very sad to see it go, but the look on Maddie's face was priceless.

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