This was the first year that the kids were old enough to understand Mother's Day. By honest coincidence, a few weeks ago the kids chose a book from the library with the story about Mother's Day. In the story, the brother and sister main characters debated things to do or get for their mother. They grew her some flowers, made her a card and made her breakfast-in-bed.
Last week, Andrew went to his friend's house, Marcus, to play. Marcus's mom helped them make Mother's Day cards (Olivia, you are one of the most thoughtful people I know - thank you). Andrew was very excited to hide his surprise from me.
Sunday morning I got up a little early feeling rested and was just about to start the day when I was informed that I was supposed to still be asleep. It took Mike a great deal of love for me to get out of bed (he was up till 2am the night before working). But I stayed in bed and waited for my "surprise." I honestly tried to go to sleep, but I was still awake when I heard the kids coming. I pretended to be asleep because I knew they would want to wake me up.
They served me breakfast-in-bed on a silver platter (cookie sheet) with a beautiful card made by Andrew. He and Rachael were very excited and pleased with themselves and hardly acknowledged daddy's help in making the breakfast.
It was a very relaxing day feeling very loved and appreciated by my family.