Yesterday we didn't go to any fancy brunches. That isn't really something we can do. It was quiet around here with just our family of four. My mother in law was with my husband's family enjoying their day. I always spend a portion of my day, missing my mom and remembering the last mothers day we spent together, just days before she died at the too young age of 45, the age I will be this September. I can't believe it has been 19 years since that day changed my life forever. Because of these things I feel like I really appreciate how precious motherhood is. It is the greatest gift in the world. Yesterday I was surprised with a card from Daniel that he made at school, with his Link (a general ed peer). It was a huge surpise for me because usually he doesn't keep a surprise. He'll tell you he has a gift or a surpise because he can't keep it in. He is bursting with excitement. But this time he quietly told Todd that he had a something for me and he kept it quiet until Mothers Day when he gave it to me. Here it is. I just had to share. It is just about the best present ever. The flowers on front are cut out and glued on.
This is the inside of the card. It is a picture of me, of course. In case you are wondering those are flowers on my shirt..... :) I wasn't sure at first... There is a tree, a star, a smiley face and a watering can for my flowers.
This page says, if you can't read it, "Dear mom, You are kind. I can give you three loving kisses on cheeks and nose (this is a quote from a book. Gotta love that echoalia) I can thank you for making toast and bacon for breakfast in the morning. And do you know what? I love you!!"
The pictures are three pieces of toast and three pieces of bacon. Precisely what he eats every morning. An icecream cone, because who doesn't love that?!. I think it is about the best card I've ever received. I hope you all had a mother's day filled with love too.