To all of you lovely mothers out there
(and/or children of lovely mothers):
Happy Mother's Day to you
(and your mother)!
We've had a wonderful weekend here.
It began on Friday, when David arrived from college to spend the summer at home.
Now that's what I call a Mother's Day gift!
On Saturday, we slept in, took a walk in the sunshine, and drove to pick up Gregg's parents to take them out for lunch at the Tea Room at Port Gamble. Port Gamble is an historic village about 20 minutes' drive from our town. Gregg's Auntie Ruby used to live in Port Gamble, which was one of the first settlements out here, and was modeled upon the design of a New England town. The lumber mill was a big employer in the old days. Now the historic buildings are used for new pursuits. The Tea Room was originally a house, built in 1890.
|Scones, Devonshire cream, jam, fruit tarts and quiche|
|Gregg's mother, Gregg, me, David & Gregg's father|
|I know that Elaine loved being with her younger son...|
|...just like I love being with mine!|
After we took Grandma and Grandpa back home, Gregg and I took a walk on the beach while David ran some errands. Then we made dinner, and afterward, our neighbors came over to play basketball with David on our court. Later, David went out to see more friends.
Today was my mom's turn. We got up, had our coffee, and I opened sweet cards from Gregg, David and Andrea & Mike. I love reading cards!
David also presented me with these:
What a great guy! Thank you, David!
Then we took gifts over to my parents' house so my mom could open them at home, and afterward, we took the ferry to Seattle.
We met Jim & Caroline at the club for Mother's Day Brunch buffet.
|Jim LOVES dessert(s)!|
|Gregg likes his dessert, too|
After a busy, sunny weekend full of family activities, I am thankful to be the mother of two precious children
(one is here, and one is in heaven - still so hard to belive that can possibly be true!)
I am thankful to be the daughter of a good woman, who gave me a wonderful start in life, and who is still a great friend to me.
Thank you, God, for creating mothers, for allowing me by Your grace to become one, and for giving me the mother and the children You gave to me!