Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mother's Day Celebration

"There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child--and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own."
-Robert Brault

Being a mom is an incredibly awesome adventure filled with ups, downs and experiences that test you deep to your core. The past 4 1/2 months have been a bittersweet time  for me as a mother and I would not have made it through without all of the love and support that has surrounded me. 

I am fortunate to have so many amazing mothers in my life who are also incredible women. I wanted to celebrate them in a special way and, along with two very good friends, Deeana and Sara, we created a day full of events to make every woman there feel special.

The morning started with a yoga class taught by my beautiful friend Amie (happy, happy birthday sweet friend!). We had intended to do the class outside by the lake but the rainy weather changed our plans to squeezing the love indoors. As the class came to a close the sun broke out and we were able to enjoy the rest of the activities outside and it could not have been more beautiful!

We ate a delicious brunch made up of dishes that our friends brought that reminded them of growing up with their own mothers. Following, we did a charm swamp (read here) to share words of encouragement and wisdom with each other.  We all cried and laughed a lot. After it was over they surprised me with a memorable gift that was being created and will remind me of this Mother's Day, Everly's love and their love that continually surrounds me. 

After the festivities we headed to the spa for some much-needed pampering and then the 3 hostesses hit a local frozen yogurt spot to high five each other for a job well done. (We followed that up by toasting with a glass of wine since we were smart enough to wrangle some husbands and male friends to help us set up prior to the party and clean up while we were at the spa.)

I continue to be reminded how good life is. Thank you all for being part of such a special day and thank you to the dads that set up, cleaned up, entertained kids, and even did a few "its-breastfeeding-time" drop offs and pick ups so we could all enjoy our day---we are blessed to call you husbands. Until next year.....
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