Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

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Happy Mothers' Day... my mother, whom I love dearly & am incredibly grateful toward, for everything she's done for me & her uncompromising, unlimited, untiring, sometimes-ocean-spanning love. my mother-in-law, for raising such an incredible son, and treating me like a beloved daughter. my sisters-in-law, with love, for raising my girls' very fun cousins & strengthening those family trees & ties. my fellow mothers, for their sleepless nights, midnight feedings, mid-night worryings, early mornings, late nights, and other sleep-deprivedness. those who struggle to become mothers, with love and affection and hope and sympathy. those who unexpectedly came upon motherhood, with love and affection and hope and sympathy. mothers who also serve as fathers, and fathers who are mothers, with an extra helping of strength & support.

... to all who have mothers, in recognition that they are human, too, and have failings &  frailties, but deserve at least a call on this special day. those who have lost mothers, especially those experiencing their first Mother's Day without their own mother, like my father, Grandpa Pharaoh, and his siblings, wishing them good memories and healing. those who serve a special role in a child's life, for all that you do to enrich it and make it better.

...and to my daughters, with hope that someday (once you're old enough, and are married, and have a good support system, and are ready!) you'll get to experience this wonderful, amazing, miraculous blessing.  Thank you for being the reasons that I am a mother!  I couldn't have hoped for or wished for a better blessing than you as my children!

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Three cool things from Friday

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1) When I wished Penguin's 4K teacher Happy Star Wars Day on Friday, she grinned and responded with, "Oh yes, May the Fourth be with you, too!"  

2) Along with it being Star Wars Day, our school had Twin Day, where the kids could dress alike.  My two girls wore matching dresses.  I wore this shirt and killed two birds with one stone.  :)  

3)  When I went to sign Pumpkin's Daily Planner from school, I found this at the top of the column.