Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Mother's Day

I think most of my readers (and lurkers) are moms...

What is your perfect idea of Mother's Day?

For a long time we went to 'the club' for Mother's Day because that's where my gramma wanted to go. After she died, I thought 'I never have to do that again'. It's a nice place, it's just not my choice for Mother's Day. To be selfish, it's my day and I want to go where I want to go and since I don't have a mom, I guess I figure I have free reign to choose.

I don't even remember what I did last year. I know my day ended at Alive because it was a Sunday.
And this Mother's Day weekend, I am doing things I love all weekend. Saturday my girlfriend is having a party so I have to cook some food for that, and I am going Thrifting & to breakfast with Amanda and the girls (Ava, Lana, & Phyllis) in the morning. Excited to spend some time with Amanda. And hopefully we'll get some good bargins at our "secret" hot spot thrift store in Trenton.

On Sunday, I am going to Grace Gospel Fellowship for church, Liz and I are taking our children (her son Kamari & my peanuthead Phyllis) to the zoo. I haven't figured out what we are going to eat because Mother's Day is over-priced and always packed at restaurants, so I think I am going to make a picnic lunch to be consumed at the park before we go! I'm excited. Maybe I'm a dork for being excited about it, but I am. And then off to Alive to see 'my kids' and see how God is moving in their lives!

Simple things in life, no show, just go. I don't need some big show to try impress people, I just sometimes want to be.

What's your plans?

Phil 4:11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances


KayMac said...

I was excited to learn that my daughter does not have to work. So, we get to go to church together and the rest of the day is not planned.

Jada's Gigi said...

No plans kids are far away except for one and she has been away all week and is a mom herself so we probably won't do much. I intend to ask for monetary compensation. :) I have my eye on a ring...:)

Constance said...

3 out of 4 of our kids are here in Texas. After church we are going to go to an Italian restaurant and then back to our house for dessert! My oldest daughter who lives back home in Missouri is 35 weeks pregnant so needless to say, she's not traveling down here but I will be heading home right after Charlie graduates and hopefully will be there in time to see our first grandson (5th grandchild) be born!
Happy Mommy Day!