Good morning, and happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there! Even if you don’t have children of your own, I’m sure you are special to many. Women have a way of mothering even if we aren’t biological or adoptive mothers.
I also want to acknowledge that this is a hard day for many women. Maybe you’ve lost your mother or a child, or perhaps you’re estranged or going through hard times with your family. Some of you are unable to have children or are waiting on a lengthy adoption process or fertility treatments, or maybe you aren’t able to be with your mom or children this year due to Covid restrictions… there are so many reasons this day can be a hard one for women.
Let us all be thinking of those we can reach out to today, and if you fit into any of those categories, I hope you’re able to spend some time this weekend with people who love you and build you up.
Our plans are pretty low-key. Paul made reservations for Mother’s Day brunch at a local inn that is cozy and quaint, but unfortunately David has to work and won’t be able to join us. I guess that’s the way it goes as they get older.
I hosted a Mother’s Day tea for the women in our church yesterday afternoon, and it was so nice to get together and visit after a year of socially distanced worship services and virtual social activities. Our women’s committee planned and brought everything for the event, and all I had to do was open my home.
They brought mini desserts and plated them so there were no communal food platters, and one of the women made up these little potted plants for everyone to take home. Look how pretty…
Later on, I moved that paper towel roll back beside the stovetop. Isn’t it funny how you don’t notice things until you see them in pictures? Anyway, it was fun to host a church gathering again!
It was also a great excuse to get my house picked up and restored to order. We’ve been pretty lax with that lately, and it was starting to get to me. We’re all kind of sloppy in general, and a certain child had sewing projects spread out all over my dining and living rooms. Of course, even once everyone’s stuff was picked up, I kept noticing all the little things we shove into the back corners of all our surfaces. I’m sure you know how it goes… it was so nice to get everything put away and tidied up the way I like it.
And again, I want to be sensitive to those who are not where we are with Covid numbers and social gatherings at the present time, but #CoffeeTalk is when I ramble about what’s been going on in my world, and that’s what I’ve been up to this weekend.
In other news, Evereve is having a rare one-day sale in honor of Mother’s Day: Save 10% off everything in stores & online, plus free shipping over $50. (Exclusions include Commando, Birkenstock, Spanx, and Vuori.) That means the AGOLDE Parker shorts are on sale!
The KUT from the Kloth Jane shorts are a nice alternative at a lower price point.
This boatneck tank that I wore in Florida is back in stock and on sale too. I like how this one is a little more fitted.
Seriously, Evereve has so much good stuff. I love it all. Whoever curates their inventory does an amazing job. I’m sure there are other stores running good Mother’s Day sales, but Evereve rarely runs a sale so I wanted to highlight this one today.
So, anyway! No matter what your plans look like today, I hope you’re able to spend some time with people you love — at the very least, on the phone or Zoom. Such crazy times we’re living in. I mean, who could have imagined last Mother’s Day that we’d still be dealing with this?
This is last year’s Mother’s Day picture. I try to get one with my kids every year.
I knew at the time that we would probably have to give Ozzy away due to my allergies, and it was a terribly sad day. I still look at that picture and get a lump in my throat, but that is just one sad day in a series of beautiful memories.
Here are some reminders of better Mother’s Days…
And wait for it… the pièce de résistance… No one was happy about it, but I was determined to get my Mother’s Day picture. Haha!
I also love this one. Paul helped David plant flowers for me.
Unfortunately, that’s as far back as our digital pictures go. I’m sure I have some of my first two Mother’s Days in one of my many Creative Memories photo albums. In fact, I think I found out I was pregnant with Caroline on Mother’s Day weekend of 2002. I recall a picture of David and me that day… I’ll have to see if I can find it and scan it.
Anyway! That’s it for me. I’m off to get ready for church. Have a very blessed and relaxing Sunday!!!