Good morning! Pour a cup of coffee or tea and join me for a few minutes of cozy. Today I am drinking my favorite coffee with my favorite creamer from my favorite mug. Nothing fancy, I'm afraid. Quite mundane. Comfortable. Me. I am sitting in our family room, enjoying the sun streaming in through the windows that face the lake. Soon it will be warm enough to enjoy my morning coffee outside. Not quite yet. But soon.
Steve had my Jeep all serviced and cleaned for me! So we got dressed and took it for a ride. Real clothes. Washed hair. Powder, blush, and lip gloss. I am really on a roll!
Yesterday, my four amazing children celebrated me with a beautiful, delicious luncheon for Mother's Day. (Rescheduled from last week due to the evil cold.) My friends, it was so special. So perfect. So bittersweet. Perhaps those of you with older children will relate. You see, as a mom, we are the ones who plan, prepare, organize. All those lunches and birthdays and holidays we celebrated served as models for our children. And as sad as we are when our little ones grow, we are rewarded when that love comes right back to us through the hearts and hands of our children.
Madison, Nicolas, Peyton, Christopher, Rhett, Kyrstin, and Flynn planned and prepared this beautiful luncheon yesterday, and I was so happy. I was happy to see them work together, happy to see them laughing together, happy that they remembered all my favorite foods! I was happy. Yes, Mother's Day looks different now. Gone are the homemade cards and breakfast in bed, followed by soccer games and ice cream. Yet, I am not sad. Those beautiful memories are tucked inside my heart. Right where they belong. These moments are here. Right now. And perfect.
Have a wonderful day, my friends!
Thanks for visiting!
You are living the best life, for sure!!!ReplyDelete
How perfect! I'm so glad everyone is well and that your sweet family was able to celebrate you!ReplyDelete
Super! Getting dresses up and going in a ride, in your newly detailed vehicle!!! Yessss!!! I love it!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Just pausing my "Blog Pause",
for tiny bit...
The food looks so Yummy. Your Mother's Day sounds so special, and it's nice when our kids reverse roles and prepare meals for us sometimes. Isn't it lovely when the morning light streams in through the windows? Your Jeep looks wonderful all clean and ready to go. Jeeps have always been fun to drive. Always enjoy your Monday coffee posts, Billie Jo. I just got some Starbuck's French Roast, and it suits me, as I'm part French/Canadian. : ) Enjoy these grand May days.ReplyDelete
Hello! I came across your blog today and thought I would pop in and say hi. Have a wonderful week ahead!ReplyDelete
How wonderful to have your family celebration!ReplyDelete
How sweet. As you recall I got a sick grand baby and an even sicker daughter, but I was blessed with being able to care for both!ReplyDelete
That is SO nice that they blessed you like that! It's true though, you raise them up, then they become such good friends! I love that you got all dressed up and went out and about, how nice is that? It's the simple things in life, I appreciate my quiet morning coffee so much too. My house doesn't look as neat as yours, my grandson was here yesterday, he likes to get out all of the stuff. I am a pushover grandma, so I let him. I kind of like it, having a stray Hotwheel on the kitchen floor, a few little story books on the coffee table, a tricycle and a football, and a big truck in the living room...it's like old times, ha.ReplyDelete
What a delicious looking brunch! It's so nice to find something to appreciate in each stage of our children (though I admittedly struggle with the 16 year old stage at times...). Hope your week is off to a wonderful start.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a perfect time! Oh, those deviled eggs...a favorite of mine. Now I am craving some!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for.ReplyDelete
Your luncheon looks yummy! I'm sure you enjoyed every
bit of it.
Your comment about getting dressed made me chuckle.
Looking forward to not having to plan "school clothes."
Shorts and t's here we come! If it ever warms up.
M : )
That is wonderful.ReplyDelete
It really is the simple things, isn't it? Your Mother's Day good looks super yummy! Have a wonderful week my friend.ReplyDelete
You are blessed to have the kids God gave you. They love their mama and they wanted you to know it. That spread looked delicious and I'm sure it was. I love that pic of you and Steve. Happy belated Mother's day to you.ReplyDelete
Life is good. I can't wait to enjoy that first coffee of the morning sat outside. XReplyDelete
I love 'making memories' to have and enjoy for years to come! And there's your neato Jeep! Oh, I love it! My son has a white one and they really do look so sharp! I'll get ready to go for a ride....do I have to put on make up? heehee! Hugs!ReplyDelete
That is so nice!! You are making me feel better about my little one growing up! Have a wonderful week, my friend!!ReplyDelete
Love ya! : )
It sounds like you had a wonderful day!ReplyDelete
Ooohh looks like it was a wonderful belated Mother's Day! 💝 It's finally been warming up here and have spent several mornings doing coffee and devotional time out on the deck. I love when I can get back to that so much.ReplyDelete
And you are just the best Mama and absolutely raised those kiddos right, so of course that love comes back to you tenfold. Blessings to you Billie Jo.
They did a great job! Looks amazing. I agree ours are now 18 & 22 it’s bittersweet.ReplyDelete
Oh how beautiful. It looked amazing. You’re children have been blessed having you as a mother and they want to bless you. It is what life is truly about. Hugs to you dear friend! ~ JulReplyDelete