Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy belated Mother’s Day!

I’ve been trying to get this post out for several days but I’ve been busy procrastinating mothering. I hope you had a great, restful day! I got to sleep in…like way late, and Greg even brought me breakfast in bed-a cup of tea and my favorite cookie granola bar. When I got up there were beautiful roses and a card waiting for me (beside the play dough that had been mashed into one brown color while I had been hiding in my bedroom). And then! I got to go for a nice, long run. By myself. With no time limit (but lets be honest, a long run for me these days is like 30 minutes). It was a really nice day and I felt celebrated.

I know this may be old news but I saw it floating around Facebook again this year and its good, really good.

I just started reading Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson. If you’re not familiar with her work, she’s written numerous books on motherhood and parenthood and runs the Mom’s Heart Conferences. Check out her blog, its really encouraging to hear from her each week. I am so challenged and so encouraged by her story and her walk with the Lord.

I’ve really been enjoying reading the A Mother Far From Home blog. She has 4 young kids and has some great tips for different parenting issues, and she’s hilarious. I love reading blogs by other families that have a bunch of young kids because they’re the same kind of crazy as me.

On my “long” run I listened to my new power song, Girls Run the World by Beyonce (well, the Glee version-no foul language in that version). When Greg listened to it he told me it really wasn’t a power song. I mean, he could probably walk to the beat instead huff and puff down the road like I do! But still, I feel empowered. Good ol’ Beyonce has done it again (yes I’m behind the times…I think this song came out a bunch of years ago? I can’t be sure). How can I resist getting my sprint on when I hear,

This goes out to all the women getting it in you’re on your grind
To other men that respect what I do please accept my shine
Boy you know you love it how we’re smart enough to make these millions
Strong enough to bear the children then get back to business”

And its back to business for me. The baby stopped crying long enough for me to post this so until next time…

How was your Mother’s Day? What’s the best Mother’s Day gift you’ve ever received?

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