What a wonderful Mother's Day this has been. When I arrived at church this morning I was met by our Associate Pastor's wife, Renee, who gave me a beautiful orchid corsage.
It is tradition for me to preach (speak, talk, blab) on Mother's Day. Before I began speaking I was given this beautiful bouquet of flowers. It looks so refreshing with the lemons in the vase.
My message was about the need for traditions and the passing down of not only heirlooms (no matter what monetary value) but also the passing down of attitudes, being an influence, a mentor to all those we come in contact with. One of my main points is that whether you have biological children or not, you can still be a mother, a teacher, an influence. There is always someone whom you can brighten their day. That grocery clerk or the waiter/waitress at the restaurant. People who need just one smile are everywhere we look. My main reason for bringing that up here is I brought up the fact that one of the things that is very important to me to pass down are "old" arts and crafts. I brought some of my knitting and gave a very, very, very short demonstration of using a drop spindle with a little history. I thought about taking my wheel but then I was afraid everyone would want to touch her. :) All in all it went quite well. I received a lot of positive feedback.
After church I was treated to a scrumptious meal prepared by my daughter Sara. I didn't have to do anything!!!!! What a blessing.
Directly following our meal Sara was adamant that we all had to get ready to go down to the pool and that we all had to go together, no one could dilly dally or come down later. "WE ALL HAVE TO GO TOGETHER!"
Imagine my surprise when I came down the steps off the deck, rounded the corner and saw this. While I was away at Sunday School, Sara, her boyfriend, Matthew and Aaron had all picked up this lovely patio furniture. A table, umbrella, four chairs, two loungers and an accent table.
They had also bought two hibiscus. One is a lovely double bloom coral and the other is a surprise. You AND I have to wait until it blooms.
What an extremely wonderful day. I count myself to be very blessed and I am immensely thankful. Hope your day went as well, if it didn't, never ever give up, it can and will change!!!!!