Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

This is my mom, who goes by "Bear". I know... it's different. Kinda makes Eden sound really normal and boring, huh? But my Mom is a unique person in more than just her name. She's funny and quick witted. She's also seemed to always believe in me. I remember once attempting something really hard and she said that if anyone could do it, I could. Don't we all need that unconditional confidence from our moms? I often think of that statement, said casually while we were driving in the car. As moms, we don't get to pick which words we say our children will remember most. How careful we must be to provide an over abundance of positive and loving encouragements in hopes that one of them will be seared into our children's memories instead of something negative.

To me, this picture, taken at my wedding, personifies my Mom. Doesn't every Mother of the Bride lug a lawn chair out of her trunk, park it in the front lawn of the church and take a smoke break while cracking up at something apparently quite hilarious? It was far from my favorite photo when I first received my wedding album.... but it has grown on me over the years. It really makes me laugh to even just think of it.
I love my mom and know that she loves me. Happy Mother's Day, Mom! ♥
My family surprised me this morning with some adorable works of art that the girls had made. I didn't take the time to post a picture, but imagine lots of glitter, glue and foam hearts, flowers and the words "Happy Mother's Day!" I loved them. My little girls also must have had more in the piggy banks than I realized because they bought me a sewing machine!! I am slightly suspicious that their Dad contributed to the fund. ☺ I'm eager to sew something... I just don't know what... or how. But that's all part of the fun!
We had a nice lunch out after church today. Nothing says "Happy Mother's Day" to me like steak kabobs. He he he. Seth, though not a mother if you didn't know, ate like it was all about him. He finished his entree, then finished half a chicken breast that my Mom couldn't finish, and then ate a half a chicken breast that I couldn't finish. The man is truly a phenomenon. He probably eats about 3,000 calories a day and tips the scales at 157 lbs.
After Seth ate every morsel left on our tables, we had a small birthday celebration for Eden at my in-laws house. She was lavished with some adorable outfits and some fabulous and ultra-girly toys. I do believe that she has more purses than I do!
This evening Maddie and I ended up coming home before church began due to Maddie's asthma. She's been having a very tough time this Spring. Usually, her asthma improves in the Spring and Smmer but it is getting worse this year. I would really like to avoid increasing her prescription medicine so I am looking into natural remedies. Please pray for wisdom as I try to learn and make decisions. Also please pray that God would heal her of this ailment.
Happy Mother's day everyone!


Mrs. Julie Fink said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! You have grown up to become quite a wonderful wife and mother and the kind of daughter that ANY mother could be proud of. Your post blessed me ♥

Amy ♥ DailyPleasures said...

I love what you shared about your mom. I still pray for her and your step-dad faithfully.
A sewing machine? Does that mean you'll make a visit soon? We sure would love it!
And about Maddie. I know there are some asthma recipes in my oils book for children. I'll have to look them up and email you. Oils are wonderful!

jen said...

Drew & I wer both hospitalized with asthma attacks last year. Neither of us has had asthma before. We had to figure the cause of the attack and treat that. His name is Dr. Vaughn Bowman & he is in Norwalk CT if you want to see if there is anything he can do. He was a pharmacist for one of the big companies before he decided to study natural medicines & he has a 4 yr degree in those as well.

Joyful Blessings said...

My heart breaks for poor little Maddie, I think of my poor mom who was so ill all her life with chronic was so bad it would be much to sad a story to write. I am praying for Maddie. I love your post and the picture of your mom at the wedding brought back memories of that day. She is her own person and does not worry what anyone thinks of her, that is a strong point for sure.

Joyful Blessings said...

Also I wanted to tell you Kayte that my Dad had to move us to a different climate when I was about 7. They said my Mother would not survive if we stayed in Manhatten Beach where we lived. She was hospitalized in a place where there were other Asthmatics for two long years, she had to stay there, she was only 24 years old. They gave her only 4 years to live. We ended up moving to La Crescenta which was right by that hospital, the air was known for people with breathing problems. That is where I grew up when I was not living with my Grandmother near the beach. Although she struggled so hard even living there and was on a breathing tank and a whole lot of medicine all her life. Do you have a air filter? Also foods are a big thing too. My Mom was so allergic to barley and asprin, it may have killed her if she were to eat it. I am praying for little Maddie. I remember my Mom telling me she never panicked when she could not breath she said she always knew God would take care of her and she did not panic, she trusted the Lord to take care of her. Faith is a big thing.

Korina said...

You are welcome to come here for me to your house for any kind of sewing projects! :D I love sewing! I actually need to make a baby quilt for one of my friends.

joshsgirl said...

I will pray for her. I love ya!