So we made it to church, late, thus adding to my anxiety. I hate being late for church. I had a severe pain in my left breast due to clogged milk ducts and it picked Mother's day to get really good and sore. I made a bee line for the nursing room and spent Sunday School with the baby. I could hear through the speaker parts of the Sunday school lesson but I had a hard time paying attention. Near the end a dear friend from West Virginia came in to say hi. I didn't even know she was going to be there that day. She looked at me and simply said, "so, how's your Mother's day going?" I told her the kids made gifts of play doh and she laughed with me. I told her about the pain I was having, because that's what girls do when we get together, pray for each other's pain. I was so thankful to have someone in my corner. My day had started a little rough. She said her son fell off the treadmill yesterday with it on full speed. That's pretty scary, I've heard of kids dying that way. She said she spent Saturday preparing food for Mother's day because that's what mom's do - make food on Mother's day. I know my mom sure did.
Maybe it's the total onslaught of Facebook messages of how great and cool peoples lives are on Mother's Day? My page was just a long stream of "look what my family did for me!" Or the websites promoting everything mom's deserve? But I don't really know if it's practical for mom to take an entire day off from - what dishes? Cleaning? If mom's not doing it then is dad supposed to spend the entire day doing these things? Or does it all wait until Monday?
When we left for church I assumed we didn't have lunch plans since no one told me anything so I pulled a slice of ham from the freezer and threw it in a skillet to thaw. Fortunately my brother, who is single and has time, made lunch and invited mom. I don't know what happened but I completely forgot he told me 3 weeks ago he was doing so. That part was wonderful. He even made my favorite pie - lemon meringue pie!
After my brother left, my husband went out with the kids and got some really pretty flowers and things for dinner so we had a really nice evening with my favorite meal - Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp.
I think next year I'd just like a day off for Mother's day to go read a book for a day, maybe on Saturday so we can still have lunch with mom on Sunday. That would be nice.
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