I'm not big on holidays-for no reason other than we just don't make a big deal about them, probably partly because they can get expensive if you let them. I have always taken an uninterested approach. Until now. I was so excited about Mothers Day this year. It now has a direct meaning to me. Of course, I have always had a mother to celebrate, but now that it is a holiday to celebrate me, it is a lot more fun!!! I think I like this day better than my birthday. I am so proud to be a mother. I am so proud of my son. I can't think of anything I'd like to celebrate more. I hope Kingston never has a hard time finding a card for me on Mother's Day. I was looking for a Mothers Day card for my mom and thought-what if I needed one that just said "Happy Mother's Day" because none of the other sentiments applied. (Of course, all of the cards described MY Mom, but not everyone is so lucky.) They all said really sweet things about how your mother has always been there for you, encouraging you, caring for you, etc. I hope those cards always apply to me. They don't apply to every mother.
I had a great day today. It started off early when Kingston and I made my Mom's day by meeting her and my dad at church at 8:30. My favorite preacher from the past, Mr. Presnell, was back to preach this Sunday as a celebration of our church's 150th birthday. Now, I will admit, I don't go to church these days. I would go a lot more if Mr. Presnell was our preacher. I really love him. He speaks to me unlike any other preacher I've had since he was last here. The whole church issue is a blog for another day. . . So after church I spent some time with Mom and then headed home. When I got home, I was surprised by my Mothers Day gift. Nigel bought us 2 new bikes! He wants to buy a baby seat for Kingston but they were sold out and he wants me to pick one out that is the safest. (Anyone have any suggestions?) After that we went out to lunch at Red Drum. Nigel watched Kingston this afternoon so that I could go to Birthday Suits and spend my gift certificate that Mom had given me for Mothers Day on a bathing suit. Yeah, I tried again. It was just as painful this time as last. But, I did come away with a suit. It looks pretty good and I just kept reminding myself that it will only get better from here. I mean, I'm not going to gain any more weight this summer-if anything, I will lose it. So I am pleased with my suit and I can stop thinking about it. This evening we have just relaxed and Nigel cooked a lovely spaghetti dinner for us. Kingston went to bed early because he was exhausted and now we have the evening to ourselves.
What a great day! Now back to work tomorrow. Poo. Oh, well. At least I got to experience my new favorite holiday from the honoree's point of view! Happy Mothers Day to all of my great mommy friends. Hope you enjoyed your day as much as I did.