Sunday, May 11, 2008

Totally Blessed

Alright, so my kids (and hubby) let me sleep in a little this morning and the girls were insistent that I get breakfast in bed on Mother's Day. So, I propped up my pillow and dined on some yummy blueberry pancakes before taking a shower. Nice. I also got the sweetest poems from my kids and pretty much bawled while reading them. Half-way through reading Paige's, she asked if I would like her to finish reading it. :)

Maybe I bawled because I kept thinking of Hannah's Mom today as she celebrates her first Mother's Day without her little girl. (She was five and passed away on Saturday after a tragic, backyard accident.) My heart aches for this family.

As Zach came into our bed at 6:30 this morning and we both felt a bit frustrated that he just can't seem to "sleep in", I said aloud to Jeff, "I won't complain about him crawling in bed with us when Hannah's mom would give anything in the world to have her daughter wake her up early every morning." As soon as I said that, Zach leaned over, kissed me, and said, "I love you mama."

I hope you all are showered with kisses, love, and blessings on this Mother's Day.


Amy said...

I've been praying so hard...hoping that there would be a different outcome. My heart just broke for them...I would like to write them a letter, could you send me an address. I will hug my kids a little tighter tonight. I hope you had a great Mothers Day! Thanks for sharing!!

Patti said...

Such a sad Mother's Day for their family. And for all who have lost a loved one. These holidays remind us how precious our family is and how truly blessed we are.

Amanda said...

Laurie, I'm catching up on blogs. Yours are always very poignant. Thanks for sharing, girl! Keep 'em coming.