Last weekend I celebrated Mother's Day a little early with the ladies in my family.
We went to a fancy high tea at the cutest old house in the little town where they live.
We ate things like this, which was not part of my fitness pal calorie allotment for the day,
but when you're at high tea, are you really not going to eat warm scones with fresh lemon curd?
(Plus, I did go running that morning, so...)
Aren't these three of the loveliest ladies you ever did see?
That's my aunt, grandma and mama dear.
It was such a charming afternoon with four of my favorite people.
Four ladies who mean the world to me, who have embraced motherhood and all of its beauty, heartache and triumphs.
They have loved their children and given completely of themselves to them, whether it all started over fifty years ago,
or just last fall.
This week (and always), I am thankful for them.
Thankful for their support and love as I navigate this road ahead of raising little people.
I am thankful for my mother, who has given her life for us, and will do everything she can in every moment to support us,
care for us, and love our children.
Last week when I came down with a cold, she offered to come over and help me out.
Next week she is taking the boys for individual sleepovers.
Almost daily each kid asks if they'll get to see her.
They love her so much because she has loved them so much.
She has done endless things for me and given in endless ways,
I couldn't possibly even sum them up here on this little space.
But I am so grateful.
I am grateful that she has shown me what it means to love selflessly,
to give my children all that I am, and to say yes to love even when it's hard.
Thanks, Mama. I love you.
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Happy Thursday, friends!