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    Monday, May 11, 2009

    Mom's Day Recap

    I have to admit, I was dreading Mother's Day. I had these horrible feelings conjured up, and I was certain they would take over and drown me in sorrow.

    I was wrong.

    I had a great day. A little sadness, of course, but nothing like I had anticipated. Luckily, part of the reason for that is living outside of Utah, the Mother's Day church service wasn't a sappy song and dance meant just to make mom's cry. It was just any other Sunday. Youth speaker, check. Primary kids singing "Mother I Love You", check. Stake Young Womens President speaking on Relief Society, check.

    Even Relief Society itself held a lesson not related to Mother's Day. "Facing Persecution with Fatih". Totally unrelated, see?

    I was glad. I needed a break from the sorrow I had dreaded so much. I did leave during Sacrament meeting because I got something in my eye, (really! I did!) and as I was coming back out of the restroom, I was greeted by good friends making sure I was okay. Of course, it looked like I had been crying due to the watering eye situation, but I was fine. What good friends I have. Thanks, girls.

    I was also treated to a mani/pedi/eyebrow wax for my day, and took the older girls along with me, as well. We had a great time, and their nails look beautiful! I bought myself a new pair of shoes, and 2 bouquet's of flowers, and called it good.

    We had a bbq with some friends yesterday, and as always, we talked too much, stayed too late, and had too much fun. But that is what friends are for, I suppose.

    So I survived my first motherless mother's day. I'm sure there will be more sad times to come, but I can do it. Also, thanks for the cards and letters. I have such an awesome support system, I know I can get through anything!


    7 Response(s):

    Jill Johnson said...

    Thats how our church was too. Same lesson even in Relief society. Nice day.

    Nurse Heidi said...

    I'm glad you had a good day :). Mine was better than last year. But it always hurts to be missing one kid on Mother's day.

    nikkipicky said...

    One down... thats great you survived it with a smile.

    Mani/pedi's must have been the norm your the third friend who got treated with this over the weekend. NICE!

    The hospital volunteers gave all us moms a box of orange sticks. Yummy! lol, not. But it was the thought that counts.

    Kelli said...

    It was okay, wasn't it. We got our chocolats after sacrament meeting too, that always helps.

    grannybabs said...

    I often just plain don't like Mother's Day because all of the hoopla that others heap on lots of the women I know makes me feel less than adequate.

    So I focused on my gratitude for my mom - and it was much better.

    We got chocolate too - I like that better than plants that I usually kill.

    Glad it turned out good for you though.

    Lisa said...

    I so hear you about sappy Mother's day talks. It's so stupid. I don't know how many times I heard about a certain single mom in our ward and what a super, awesome, fabulous, coolest mom she is. Really? That's great but do we have to hear it every year just from a different kid (who doesn't come to our ward...we never see...except on Mother's Day.) i won't name names but if you want to know I'll tell you. So annoying. Wow. I just went off like that. You really struck a chord. I wished our talks were about RS.

    Kathie said...

    It's great having good friends to help you in the hard times.