Kent is on nights- so we only got to see him for about an hour on Mother's Day- but he did as much as humanly possible for me in that hour :) He started dinner when he came home that morning- and finished it all when he woke up that afternoon! we had a fabulous late lunch- and I got some pretty awesome shoes. Look at them. they are insane. and I LOVE them.
Kent is worried about me. worried that our move to Japan will be tough. and he's right. he knows me well. I am so excited to go- this has been our plan all along! to travel the world. to live a grand adventure. But- there will be tears. tears when I drive away from Dayton. tears when we get to Japan. tears about losing my friends. about being so far away from family. it's going to be a big transition with some rocky spots! but now I have some fab new shoes to help me hit the ground running.
Zeb made me a card at school and had to write a reason I am special. He'd quizzed me at home about this question several times because he was having a hard time coming up with an answer. I asked him why he'd rather have me as a mom and not somebody else. His reply was pretty simple: "well, if you were dead I would just get somebody else." Thanks, Zeb :) His final answer was that I make the best cookies. hmmm. the only problem is that I don't make cookies. Kent is the cookie maker in this family. I think that one was a suggestion from his teacher! I did love this part of the card-
especially his little "˄ sometimes" part on the last line!
Ike had a 'muffins with mom' day at preschool. He told me about it and then asked if Kent could go with him instead! Luckily Kent had to work- so I told him I was his only option! he finally conceded to allowing me to come. And I think when the day was over he was happy to have had me. We won both rounds of 'musical chairs' and he was excited. I had to get pretty competitive to win the game AND win him over - but I was successful.
I also got to facetime my sister from brazil as she skyped my mom at home in Utah. Technologyis amazing. She is happier than ever and loving being a missionary!
Being a mother certainly doesn't define me entirely- but I am so grateful and happy that it is one of my many titles.
I'm grateful for the amazing mothers I have (now and in the past) in my life.
My mum- Annie- is the reason I am who I am! she taught me how to be healthy, happy, and successful in life! what else do you need?!
My Mother-in-Law, Pat, for giving me the best present I've ever had!- KENT!