Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Surprise

I have always been a non-Hallmark holiday girl. I do not want flowers on Valentine's and do not want a big production on Mother's day etc. I do not buy greeting cards, sorry I don't. I will buy a nice set of thank you notes or blank note cards but I do not like the typical rose and baby's breath adorned card that cost close to five bucks. I would rather make something personal again that is just me. I loved it when Eric cut out and glued  a Valentine's card. It was sweet and personable. Anyways with that said, I was not expecting much for Mother's day. I read a great post about how to have an enjoyable Mother's Day morning without worrying about and the clean up and such. Aimee at Simple Bites wrote it perfectly,

"Some might say this is taking matters into my own hands or over-complicating things, but I think there are many husbands/significant others out there who would actually appreciate pointers. Perhaps you have a competent pre-teen who’s happy to make waffles , or luckier still, a chef-husband who’s had a menu planned and the flowers ordered for a week already, but the rest of us are probably going to need a little help to ensure a peaceful morning AND breakfast in bed."

I did not want Eric to think he had to do some big production but I knew the kids had been talking about wanting to do something special. So I simply made the waffle mix up and put it in the fridge, got out the waffle maker and got the coffee all ready in the coffeemaker so all he had to do is press start. I asked what service he wanted to go to and he definitely preferred the 11:00 service and so did I. I did not set any alarms. The kids came in and snuggled from 7:30 until almost 8:15. Then Eric took them out of the room and helped them make cards for me. They came in around 8:45 with the sweetest cards. I got up and enjoyed a lovely breakfast with my family. I personally do not like breakfast in bed too much. I am not with my family and I can't ever get super comfy. So I opted for the table and family.

We went to 11:00 service and it was wonderful. Our pastor took a moment to honor us moms and had us all stand and receive prayer too. The thing that really touched my heart was when he invited all moms to stand. Women who have had children, are expecting and those who are trying and/or have a heart to have children. I told him after church how that really touched me heart. I miscarried before Kira. It was in April and Mother's Day arrived and it was so hard. I really wished my pastor at the time would have acknowledged all of us who were trying and dealing with some serious issues.

We got home and I made some Tortilla soup because it was so blustery and I needed soup badly. After lunch Eric took Kira and went to Home Depot for some work items. When they arrived home there was a little somethin' somethin' for me.

What?!!? So excited! It is an Enamel Cast Iron 2.5 qt. Casserole in Red! I love it and can not wait to cook with. I love getting cooking instruments! I do not even know what to make first but I am excited.

Thanks Babe! You are so sweet and thoughtful!


Aimee said...

Sounds like a perfect day!

I'm so thrilled that you found inspiration at Simple Bites. I must admit I had a few qualms about that post (I've been called 'control freak more than once!) but from what I am hearing, it was most appreciated.

I'd love if you briefly shared your story in the comments of my Mother's Day post with the other ladies...

Enjoy your red casserole--it's beautiful!

going kiwi said...

Aimee, I was inspired. I am a bit of a control freak too, but I wanted my husband not to worry about anything on his day off too. I will definitely comment. I love Simple Bites.

Aimee @ Simple Bites said...

I'm quoting you in this Friday's post! I love how you were inspired and how everything 'worked out'. Are you doing the same thing this year?