I woke up to my husband, Mark, saying, “Do not worry about the morning chores, Kirt and I have this.” When I came out of our bedroom, I was greeted with “Happy Mother’s Day!” and was asked by my husband if I wanted to have a cup of coffee. My son proceeded to tell me that I could do whatever I wanted today, like read my Bible, do crafts, read a book, play games, and my son said that I could even play with his remote control car outside if I would like. I had been hearing my son and husband the past few days talk about “Mission Mom” and now I was beginning to see the mission.
I read my Bible while they finished the chores. We all then went outside to sit and have coffee and apple cider together. I thought to myself with a big breath and watery eyes, this is a great moment.
My son then handed me a card he had made. He read it to me and it began with, Thank you for being an awesome Mom…..now tears slid down my cheeks. I gave my son a hug and kiss and thanked him and looked at my husband and said, “Taking in this great moment” and he nodded.
My husband then told me that breakfast was ready. He had made oatmeal the night before in one of our thermoses. My son had set the table and Mark served breakfast. All I had to do was sit down at the table and eat. As we were eating, Mark and Kirt with excitement told me what the rest of the day would entail. Another great moment.
We all got dressed and headed to church. When I sat in the car, I saw a card on the dash that was from my husband. I opened it and read ” How do you spell ‘Love’?” asked Piglet. “You don’t spell it,” said Pooh. “You feel it.” and then read, Moment by happy moment, hope your first Mother’s Day is beautiful. What an awesome husband I have. ” This is another beautifully great moment,” I thought.
After church Mark and Kirt took me to Home Depot to buy some blueberry bushes for our orchard and then we went home to eat quiche the Mark had made the day before. We ate our meal while watching the classic movie Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang. Kirt enjoyed this movie and eating on TV Trays is always a treat.
Once the movie was over and dishes done by Mark, with a another cup of coffee in hand, Mark and I went and sat outside looking out over our property to Schweitzer Ski Resort. With Kirt playing outside, we reminisced about parenthood, God’s grace, and our love for each other. Another great moment.
Thank you Mark and Kirt for all you did to prepare and provide such a wonderful First Mother’s day for me. You accomplished “Mission Mom” fantastically! I love you both.