The Macs

Monday, May 9, 2011

mother's day

Mother's Day day looked a little different than we had planned this year. That usually is how life goes, isn't it? On Saturday Levi got sick. He was pretty miserable and pathetic and he needed lots of his mama's attention. He must not have realized that we were hosting two little mother's day gatherings at our house the next day. Thankfully he took a long nap and I managed to get the house clean and food ready. Joel got home from work in time to mow the lawn and we even planted some flowers with the help of my sister and brother-in-law who stopped by. Phew.

The next morning I decided to stay home from church with my sick little boy. It wasn't the most ideal Mother's would have been better to be together as a family...but the morning actually ended up being perfect. I loved just spending time with my boy. We finished getting ready for our guests who were coming after church and even played outside a little. My heart felt so full and grateful for the privilege it is to be Levi's mama...even when he is grouchy and sick.

Levi and Joel also surprised me with this necklace. It is my first Lisa Leonard piece and I LOVE it. I have been wanting something from her shop for a long time. My hubby is a good listener. Not knowing that Joel had the same idea, I bought some of Lisa's new magnets for both of our moms. Have you seen them? We personalized them with the names of all the grandkids. They turned out so cute. I love everything in Lisa's shop!

So...Levi went down hill the rest of the day. He was pretty much a mess for both of our lunch and dinner gatherings. He did manage to have a few smiles here and there for his cousins. Despite the grouchy baby, we had a wonderful time with our families...celebrating all of the mamas in our lives.

I hope you had a special Mother's Day weekend. And if yesterday was a hard day for you, I pray that you experienced the Lord's indescribable love and comfort. He always knows just what we need to get through the day. Happy Mother's Day...a day late!


Blogger Stef said...

Happy Mother's Day, Jess!!

May 9, 2011 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger nichole said...

I am a mom of 3, our 2 yr old is a special needs kiddo. I saw Lisa's blog a few weeks ago and ordered her brave love necklace for times like riley's surgeries, therapies, military deployments ect. I love my necklace so much!!!!

May 10, 2011 at 3:59 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Happy Mother's Day every day to you! You are a great Mom!!

May 10, 2011 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

Truly the sweetest photo of you and Levi. So excited for your next little guy. There is something about boys and their mommas that is just so cute!

May 10, 2011 at 6:35 AM  
Blogger The Frenchs said...

I follow your blog and just wanted you to know I have cried for, prayed for and smiled for your family. Thank you for sharing your story.

May 10, 2011 at 7:03 AM  
Blogger The Farmers Nest said...

love that pic!

May 10, 2011 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger Devon said...

my hubby got me that necklace too! i LOVE it!

May 10, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger kristin said...

Please post some pics of your get together. You have the best taste in decorating.

So glad you had a good mother's day. Hope Levi is feeling better.

May 10, 2011 at 10:58 AM  
Anonymous EricaG said...

I love Lisa's work and her blog! Still waiting to actually own something though. I'm glad you had a nice mothers' day despite the sick little one.

May 10, 2011 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger L ~ S said...

I actually did have a hard day! I was missing my mom so much. I'm sure the pregnancy hormones didn't help, because I was crying most of the morning and even at church!

Your necklace looks great. I am gonna check out that shop!

May 10, 2011 at 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day! I am so sorry Levi was sick!

May 10, 2011 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

A sick child.... now that's a REAL mother's day! I loved your picnic photos - all your pictures are so beautiful. I'm late leaving a message about your ultrasound post, but I have to write and say that your story really touched me. I had a similar reaction when I found out my first child was a boy. It's always nice to hear/read that one is not alone. Yay for the blogging world!

May 10, 2011 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

love your necklace!
good job joel!

May 10, 2011 at 11:39 PM  

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