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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!

The cry rang out through the foyer at church this morning as families arrived for the service.  I returned the greetings but, while I was walking in surrounded by my children and husband, today didn’t feel so “happy”.

Mother’s Day is one of those days when I remember my mom and am reminded, as I watch friends celebrating with their moms, that I will never have the privilege of hugging my mom on Mother’s Day again. And it makes me so very sad.

I miss my mom daily. I look at my children, though, and I see her in them. I interact with them and hear her words, feel her heart, and I know that she is here with us.

My mom would have loved what my family planned for me today. It was right up her alley – special and sneaky! Emily, last week, got the idea & snuck a phone number off my phone when I wasn’t looking. She made the required contact, discussed the plan with Tim and the 4 of them disappeared on Thursday afternoon for a little while. I will admit that I was a little suspicious. 🙂 Below is the results of that sneakiness. Mom would love these results.

My Fabulous Kids (Photo cred goes to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

My Fabulous Kids (Photo cred goes to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

Liam made a dash for the water...keep in mind it's still only the beginning of May.... (photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

Liam made a dash for the water…keep in mind it’s still only the beginning of May…. (photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

....North Thompson River at the beginning of May is apparently REALLY COLD!!! (photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

….North Thompson River at the beginning of May is apparently REALLY COLD!!! (photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

Awwwww.... (photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

Awwwww….
(photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

This face...makes me so happy! (photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

This face…makes me so happy! (photo cred to Peggy Knaak of Sunbeams and Freckles Photography, Kamloops, BC)

 

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