I started this weekend thinking we would push back Mother's Day to next weekend because I had so much going on but I put most of my responsibilities aside and just embraced relaxation and fully enjoyed being pampered this weekend by my family! Allan, Holden, & I had a pizza/movie night on Friday at home. Those are the best nights. No cooking. Very little cleaning. Snuggling on the couch.
Then on Saturday, my mom took me to get a pedicure [it was heaven] and to Kobe's [my favorite restaurant!]. She really knows how to spoil me. Wait, wasn't I supposed to be spoiling her?!
This morning, I woke up sick. I had to pawn my Sharing Time duties off on the Pres [sorry, again!], sent Holden off to church with Allan and I stayed home. Being sick is never "fun" per-say, but it almost was. Is that weird? I got to take a bath and read, take a nap, watch Gilmore Girls, beat Plants vs. Zombies. Ahhhh, the house was so quiet. That's all I asked for Mother's Day from Allan - a day all to myself to relax. Heavenly Father wanted to make sure I got it so he made me sick! hahah.
But I wanted to take a few seconds and remember the day when the best gift was given to me, Holden. I've never felt love so instantly like that. Even now, my heart seems to grow bigger every day for this little guy. He was so perfect from the first time I held him...
I fell in love with every part of him. His perfect little hands. His perfect little toes.
I knew life would never be the same. I almost can't even remember what life was like before I had him. I would never trade in my life now for weekly date nights or vacations or sleeping in. No, not even sleeping in! I can't wait to add more bundles of joy to our little family.
I'm so grateful to Heavenly Father for entrusting this sweet spirit to us. I hope Holden always knows that he has a loving Father in Heaven who watches over him and is always there for him just like we are.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there and those who play a motherly role in someone's life.