Friday, May 1, 2009
May 2nd a date that is both happy and sad
May 2nd for me is both happy and sad. Tomorrow is the birthday of our youngest child. She has been a pleasure from day one. However it is also the day I lost my mom 3 years ago to pancreatic cancer. I am so fortunate to have had a wonderful, godly, intelligent,wise,extremely committed and solid mother. My mom was all black and white with no gray area. She new what she believed and she new what expectations she had of people. I really didn't know how much I admired my mom until she was diagnosed with cancer. Wow how stoic she was. She never complained, and her time left was all about those she was leaving, not herself. She had an incredible attitude about death and was confident of where she was going. I have missed her terribly and as Mothers day approaches I am so thankful for the wonderful mom I have had.
Tomorrow is also sweet Sarah's birthday so we celebrated today with a party in the potting shed. We had a great group of girls that eventually ended up in the pool (filled with last years water,ugh!) They did have a ball!