Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Beautiful Mother's Day

It shouldn't be a surprise that Mother's Day has taken on a whole new meaning to me. But strangely enough, all week I've been thinking of this day and how I've developed a whole new appreciation for my mom, my mom-in-law, and all the other mothers who share this incredible role.
Mr. Hubby was extremely thoughtful and generous to me. Not only did he surprise me with this stunning bouquet and gorgeous antique tea pot, but he also let me sleep in late this morning and made a trip through the tim horton's drive-thru for fresh coffee and egg sandwiches. Ok, I know that a drive-thru for coffee and sandwiches isn't exactly a mother's day brunch. But first of all, we are on a tight budget and secondly, if you have had one of these egg sandwiches, you would understand what all the fuss is about.
I also wanted to share a photo for this weeks "This is..." post.
This set of dishes reminds me of my Mom. She served every meal on these dishes when I was a kid; including chicken casseroles, soups, spaghetti, roast beef and cream of wheat. I remember studying the flower design while pushing the peas and beans around on my plate - always trying to avoid eating any vegetable. Lots of memories of my mom setting the table, serving us dinner, and making daily conversation. Thanks for all the good times Mom!


Bird Bath said...

What a lovely post. It's true - once you become a mum you see your mother with new insight. Sounds like you were well looked after by mr.hubby - For me it's the small special things that make my day. Like handmade cards and notes from the kids. I'm sure you have many wonderful surprises to look forward to.

Maureen said...

(hope this isn't a duplicate... but if so the thought is doubled)

I think a driv-thru breakfast with the man you love is a perfect start to Mothers' Day.

flossy-p said...

oooo, your first Mothers Day :D How wonderful. I'm so glad to hear it was lovely!

Harry Tournemille said...

I would like some tea please.

babelfish said...

So wonderful to see how one blossoms into motherhood and take on new perspectives. Your bouquet is beautiful, and so are your mother's plates.