So, my mother made me cry the other day. Not full out bawl baby tears, but tears of gratitude for having the best mother in the world.
She called me up to her room to present me with a Mother's Day gift. Now wait a minute here, aren't I supposed to be the one giving her gifts? Not the other way around. What she presented me was a beautiful porcelain cross. Although I think the cross is very pretty, that's not what made me cry. What got me choked up was the story behind it.
My mother purchased four porcelain crosses, one for each of her kids. The crosses, according to her, are a reminder of how thankful she is to God for having us kids in her life. She is appreciative to God for me and my siblings and we are to remember how special we are to her every time we look at our cross. The crosses were a Mother's Day gift from her to her children because she's glad to be our mother. It really hit home to me how wonderful of a mother I have.
Then she had to let me know that she didn't pay full price for those crosses. She purchased them on sale! It's not the price of the cross that counts, but I thought that was humorous. If there's one thing my mother taught me, it's never to pay full price for anything!
On another note, I received four new solar lights from the kids for Mother's Day. That brings the total up to nineteen solar lights at my campsite. I sense an intervention coming on.
I went to place the solar lights in the ground at my campsite and didn't realize the strength I was using to push the stakes in. Before I knew it, I had broken off one of the stakes and almost face planted my camper. A little electrical tape and cleverness from my step-daughters got the solar light fixed and now they're all set up.
How did you celebrate Mother's Day? Hope it was as wonderful as mine.