Sunday, May 8, 2011
Mom's Day and Graduation
What a whirlwind of a weekend. So many emotions. My middle son landed an internship and moved back home for the summer. That made me happy. My brother and sister in law came for a visit. That made me happy since we don't see them often. My baby son graduated Saturday. That made me happy and sad, scared and proud--basically just an emotional mess. I am so proud of him, yet so sad that so many people I have loved didn't get to see his--our--big day. I have definitely said goodbye to a huge chapter of my life, and I am having a hard time getting my head around that. Good things are in the future, but it is hard to let the kids grow up when you have been such a full time mom.
Speaking of Moms, today is Mother's Day. My big old grown up sons prepared breakfast in bed for me just like they have done since they were little. I am so spoiled...even if they did use leftovers from the graduation brunch we held. I got a coconut flour and cheese sausage biscuit. Also fresh hot coffee before church. Everytime they talked about motherhood at church, I cried. The boys hated that, but I couldn't help it.
We had lunch with my mom and niece and her family. I am so blessed to have a fantastic relationship with my Mom. She is my biggest hero, and I love her so much. She helped with all the graduation details when she didn't have to. She didn't even mind when I bought her gift on the way to lunch and stuck it in a crumpled gift bag with no tissue. Forgiveness for her too busy daughter. I knew she would be gracious and she deserves so much better. That is just how she is. I hope to be able to keep up with the fireball of energy that she is! If I could only live up to her exercise schedule. OK, so now I don't need to be adding guilt to my emotional roller coaster this weekend!
My boys gave me some awesome presents. My oldest got me a tripod for my new camera. It will help so much as I struggle to learn food photography. Also nice, because it shows that he believes in me. A bit of a role reversal, but still warms a mom's heart.
Now if you have stuck it out this far wondering what happened to the food section of this food blog, you should be commended. Besides that brunch, we have been eating out. I have managed without too much deviation with carne asada at the Mexican place last night and grilled chicken Caesar salad at lunch. It can be done. Have to admit, I am looking forward to life slowing down just a bit. Stay tuned for more from me...now sleep sounds good. Hope you don't mind the proud, happy, sad mom sharing a picture of her grad.