What a beautiful Mother's Day we had here! Sunny, 79 degrees, the birds singing . . . and I spotted the first hummingbird of the year, a tiny greenish-yellow, ruby-throated hummingbird, poised right in front of my kitchen window for a moment, making sure that I welcomed him properly.
Look at these beautiful rhododendrons . . .
Today I had a cup of tea in my new teacup, a Royal Albert, found during my recent visit to the antique store.
No snack today, because look what's for dessert tonight . . . a yummy homemade carrot cake in honor of our youngest's 21st birthday.
My daughter made a delicious breakfast in honor of Mother's Day and her brother's birthday. She set the table with placecards she made when she was 12.
My husband got me some beautiful flowers . . .
I am so grateful to be a mom. There was a time when I doubted I'd ever have children. We lost seven babies in the process of having our three, including a little boy who lived just a day. We lost four before our daughter, and three after, before having our two boys. Back then, Mother's Day was extremely painful for me. Now it is a day of humble gratitude.
A friend once remarked that I treated my children as if they were treasures. And, of course, they are, as are all children.
Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.
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