If you’ve been a mother for long, you’ve learned that some Mother’s Days are extra special and some aren’t much different than an average day. I’m happy to say that today was the former.

My kids gave me the sweetest gifts: hand-painted pottery; a baseball signed “to the best mom ever;” handwritten love notes; a blouse that they’d seen me admire. The most memorable wasn’t a present in the traditional sense, but it made this a truly treasured Mother’s Day.

My youngest child joined the church and was baptized. She was quicker to the baptistry than me, and I found her at the top of the stairs looking down at the water, eager.


Another couple were baptized today, too.









You wouldn’t think the day could keep getting better, but it did. My husband surprised me with a date and some “me time.” He checked me into a hotel, took me out to dinner and a movie, and then went home with the kids.

Yes, I’m sitting in my very own hotel room at 1:30 in the morning, downloading and uploading pictures, writing, and sipping wine. In the morning I’ll eat a hot breakfast, read, and maybe go to the Apple Store or out to lunch with a friend.

I’m enjoying the quiet. It’s entirely possible that I have the best husband ever.

What did you do for Mother’s Day?

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