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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day

This is how I have spent the last two days and probably tomorrow 
(hope to have all this gone by Monday)

It looks like a bigger deal than it is.  I had a bone spur on my big toe that has been causing a lot of pain since before Christmas.  When we finally found it what was causing all the pain, we knew the only thing to do was to have it taken out.  

However now Murray is accusing me of the timing.  Just happens to coincide perfectly with Mother's Day. While I did not plan this surgery around Mother's Day, I have definitely been waited on by everyone and treated with extra special care!

And while I would never want to have surgery,
it has brought the sweetest little surprises...

Question 3:  She like to "go to the eye doctor because there is an extra bone in her foot."
(They filled this out the morning of my surgery.  Murray and the kids
dropped me off at the hospital on the way to school.)
 The kids always come home with the sweetest things for Mother's Day from school.  I always look forward to what they are going to bring home.  Between Ella's graduation and my surgery, I just completely forgot about the surprises they might be bringing home.

"My Mommy is special because she makes my dinner."
 The plan for surgery day was Murray was going to drop me off at the hospital and his mom was going to pick me up (Murray felt really bad about not staying with me, but someone had to stay with Sara Wells and pick Ella and Miller up from school and the surgery really was not a big deal, so he dropped me off).  The kids, Ella especially, were not happy about leaving me at the hospital.
 Evidently things went a little faster than expected and Murray was able to pick me up right after he dropped off the kids.  It took the nurses a little while to gather all of my things, so the kids got a little antsy in the car.  

"I like it when my Mommy cooks spaghetti."
 By the time the nurses wheeled me to the car, the kids could no longer contain their excitement to have mommy back!  As soon as they saw me they jumped out of their seats to the front seat and shoved their presents in my lap.  I was very excited to see them, but also very loopy from whatever I was given to not feel the pain.  So it took me a minute to figure out what had just been shoved in my lap with such excitement.

"I love my Mommy more than my friends."
 But I would go through it all again to get these precious, priceless gifts from the sweetest, most precious children who were so concerned about my surgery and so happy to have me back with them (although I was only away while they were at school).

"Thank you Mommy for the flower shirt."

I will admit that sometimes a lot of times this motherhood thing is very hard and very exhausting!  But when I see their little faces so excited that they have done something for me, their Mommy who always takes care of them and always does things for them, I realize I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing.  I realize how lucky I am to be their Mom!   God chose me to be their Mom!  All the little things just melt away and I am filled with the sweetness of their unconditional love that is overflowing.

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