Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Best Mother's Day Gift

I have to share my special moments from Mother's Day! Since my children are still fairly young, anything done for me on Mother's Day is still orchestrated by my husband. (So you never know!) This year, however, I received three gifts that I will remember forever: The first is a simple sentence that my husband wrote in my card, but it means the world. He wrote, "I can already see a huge difference in the children since you have started homeschooling, and it is really the ultimate in selfless things to have given up your free time to devote totally to the children." I have not been the most confident teachers, so his reassurance raised my confidence a lot! The second gift was my Kindergartner reading the card from her and her siblings to me. She is such a reader now, and I'm so proud. The third gift was a special project that my husband lovingly and painstakingly created. This was a project I had come up with for my gift to my mother, grandmother, his mother and the kids' godmothers. After helping me with all of them, he stayed up late Saturday night and made them again, for me. They are silhouettes of our children, and I LOVE them!

My children, oldest to youngest

My youngest, almost two, with all the curls!

Thank you, sweetheart!


Pres. Kathy said...

What a wonderful mother's day!

Erin said...

I love these! What a cool idea. We had these done at Disney world when we were kids, but I've never thought about trying doing it from a photo. Very nice.

::Sylvia:: said...

A beautiful Mother's Day indeed! What priceless treasures, especially the comment from your DH. Amazing how a single man can change everything we feel inside with just a few simple words isn't it?

Very happy for you!!