First off, I hope that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. I have been in the dumps all week long. I don’t know how to explain it but this time of year has become a really hard time of year to handle. Maybe it’s because it’s a reminder of the last three weeks of my mom’s life in 2010 as she battled cancer. I noticed a trend today while I was reading other blogger’s posts, I’M NOT ALONE! There are many other women who are in the same exact shoes as myself. It was refreshing to read those blog posts and to know I wasn’t alone through this heartache.
I had a really good Mother’s Day enjoying the small things in my day with my family. It had one hiccup, but otherwise, it was perfect. The kids woke up eager to tell me Happy Mother’s Day and shower me with kisses and hugs. Delbert couldn’t even wait for his siblings to get up to give me the card they all signed for me. Thor, our puppy who is almost the size of a small Shetland pony, even made sure to cuddle up on me a lot today and shower me with lots of puppy love.
Del let me do anything I wanted to do. This may sound horrible, but I literally took two naps today. (For someone who stays up until 12-2 AM several days a week and then is back up walking the dog at 6AM again, that was pure heaven.)
Del cooked dinner so I didn’t have to cook and Jimmy did dishes. It was so nice to not have to stress over those small details. Oh yea, Delbert did an entire load of clothes from start to finish and he did it well.
I also got to get to the tail end of the second book of the A Path Less Traveled (A Miller’s Creek Novel). I was literally less than 30 minutes away from finishing my book when my Kindle battery died. It is such a great book, and filled with reminders of how we let our pride and fear stand in our way of really doing God’s will.
I felt like I was being kicked in the behind the entire time of reading this amazing romance. God doesn’t stop us from going through the hard times, but he does use them for his good! I do let my fear and insecurity get in the way a lot. I’m getting better about it, but I still have my periods of time when I hold back.
I almost forgot to mention, I also finally got the chance to watch the movie Labor Day
yesterday. It was a bit of a slow movie, but it was still a great movie to watch too. In some parts of it, I was losing interest, but then something would happen to pull me back into it. (I rented this movie on my own through Redbox, but gave my opinion on my own accord.)
I’ve been enjoying a new channel a lot today that I found on my DIRECTV lineup called UP. Its primary purpose is to provide uplifting entertainment. From the shows and movies I’ve gotten to enjoy on it, I love it. It’s great family entertainment. (Just for the record, this network in no way paid or requested I mention them, but I just wanted to share my opinion on my own.)
Del has been addicted to Defiance. He plays it every chance he gets when his Internet is strong enough to handle him playing. I am so eager for Wolfestine: The New Order comes out. At least then he’ll be playing something new for a change. It’s been a long time since Del has played another game besides Defiance.
How was your Mother’s Day?