Today was Mother’s Day.
I really do enjoy the day, but my heart is always with those who can’t celebrate. Moms who lost children, children who lost moms, women who can’t become moms.
I started the day with breakfast made by my kids. I appreciated the effort. I was served toast, a banana and eggs that were slightly undercooked. I felt bad that it didn’t come out the way they had hoped.
I was given beautiful flowers from my brother. I told my husband not to get me anything, since it was my birthday a few days ago.
After the normal Sunday trip to Sam’s to go food shopping, my husband, kids and I went to brunch at Cheesecake Factory. I had the most delicious meal I’ve had in a long time. I ordered the Peanut Butter & Banana Waffle. It was a waffle covered in peanut butter, banana, Nutella and almond toffee. It was served with warm syrup. I was heavenly. I was bummed that it was so sweet and filling, that I was too full to order cheesecake.
We came home. I did a little laundry and helped my son with some homework and studying. I took a fat nap, which was needed, deserved and appreciated.
We then went to dinner at Sweet Tomatoes with my parents and brother.
I know how lucky I am that I get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom and my children. I know that it won’t always be that way. As life changes and the kids get older, the way we celebrate the day will evolve.
This was also my last Mother’s Day in my 30s. Next year, my 40th birthday is the day before Mother’s Day… talk about a party weekend!