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Monday, May 10, 2010

I read some really great posts about Mother's Day and being a mother the last couple of days...wow. I couldn't think of anything really poignant to say, so I didn't. I think I just read too much good stuff out there. Here's just one from Dani that made me both laugh and cry.
 The whole Mother's Day thing is emotional for me, something I didn't really get until I became a mother myself. It really is a day to take notice of: how much my own mom loved(loves) me and how much she did for my, sister, brother and I, how grateful I am for my own children and just how wonderful they really are and how much I wanted to be a mother and how there was a time when I was not sure I ever would have my own children. I also think a lot about people who are missing their mothers this year and mothers who are missing their children, it makes me sad. In our town a little boy passed away recently after a very tough battle with cancer. I did not know this family personally but it was in the news a lot and I have friends who knew the family. It has been on my mind a lot. How did that mother even get through yesterday? How does any mother? It just makes you realize how precious life really is.
 Yesterday was a great day. The night before Wyatt was so excited, he said it felt kind of like Christmas or Valentine's Day. He kept telling me I could sleep in as late as I wanted and him & daddy would take care of everything. He also said if I wanted to get up super early that was fine too-he is our early riser. I did sleep in, Eric fixed me breakfast and coffee, I got cards, some potted pansies a rose bush and some new music--totally spoiled.{Oh and the secret Wyatt had been keeping all week? Eric got me a new phone, when it came in the mail Wyatt took it and hid it up in his closet, telling me he ordered a really cool toy!}. We got to see my family, Eric's family and spend some time with both of our mothers. It was a beautiful, sunny Mother's Day and I am one very lucky mama.
Ten On Ten is today. A picture an hour for ten hours...a little glimpse of your day in pictures. Go pick up your camera now and start shooting. Happy Monday everyone!


  1. amy- life is soo harshly put into perspective sometimes....how lucky are we....
    well...esp you as you got that cool {toy} phone...
    melissa x

  2. Such a great post and the pictures are always refreshing! I love your eye for photography :D I feel that way so often when reading blogs -it is sometimes a little intimidating - no???

  3. Love that pic of the children together:)
    Sweet post...honest, which I like.

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed it and could relate...Thank you for saying so. It's nice to know something from your heart touched another.

    I'm also very glad you had a sweet Mother's Day and were spoiled a bit. We all deserve that from time to time.

    I'm clicking away today!

  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!
    Your children are adorable...they look sooo much alike! My three girls all look so different!
    Enjoy the night!

  6. This was a great post -- your words really made me think about how fortunate I am to have all my kids close by. And by the way, your pictures are lovely. You captured some great shots.

  7. I'm so glad you had a good Mother's Day, Amy! Gorgeous photos!


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