today is mother's day
with the business that we own our spring and summers are very busy
so my husband wasn't even home today
that's okay, he gave me a little something yesterday
this week though the girls have been scheming and making things
i was instructed where i couldn't look during the week
sometimes i honestly forgot and i would have someone screeching
"don't look in there"
this morning i was happily sleeping and all 3 of them got up early to get things ready
i guess it was too early for me (before seven) because when bugsy opened the blinds and yelled "happy mother's day", i told her to close the blinds and let me sleep! not exactly a very motherly response! oops! to put it in perspective i went from fully asleep to fully awake in 2 seconds!
they then graciously waited another 45 minutes and i awoke to my face being stroked and all three of them on my bed staring at me in anticipation! "wake up mom" they cooed and for some reason i could hardly get my eyes unglued
this time they were determined and got me sitting up right, even if i wasn't seeing straight
then they showered me with handmade gifts and love, papaya gave me a back rub (i was tempted to fall back a sleep) and bugsy made me breakfast!
after church this morning , they played happily all afternoon
helped with clean-up after supper
and we had time for a family game before bed
i feel so blessed that God has given us our 3 girls
i have learned, grown and been stretched by them in so many ways
i am so glad that i am a mom and that i can be at home with them!