Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Mother's Day Wish

I'm sure most of you are aware that Mother's Day is Sunday. Robb and the kids asked me the other day what I want for Mother's Day. I gave them a few ideas of things I could use for around the house.

Unfortunately, the one thing I would really like, none of them can give me. What I really want is the ability to go back in time. I miss my mom. Had I known in the weeks and months before that she was dying, there are so many things I would do differently. I would have made a point of spending more time with her. I would have taken more pictures of her with the twins.

Mother's Day is difficult for me. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a mother to the 5 small people who call me mom. I couldn't imagine my life without them. But that doesn't change my sadness over the loss of my mom.

Since I can't go back and change my past, all I can do is change how I choose to live in the present. In the past few weeks, I've been reminded of how unpredictable this life is. One homeschooling family I know lost their 6 year old to leukemia, and another family just had their 3 year old diagnosed with leukemia. I want to enjoy the people God has placed in my life - Robb, my children, my friends. I'm planning to spend this summer having fun with them. Of course, being the type A person that I am, I can't just be completely spontaneous; that would make me crazy. So I'm going to be making a summer bucket list of things I want to do with my family. I'm sure that will be a blog post in the next couple of days.

Here's how you can help:
I already have some fun ideas rattling around in my brain, but I need more. What are some of your suggestions for fun activities for the summer?
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