I had a lovely Mother's Day weekend.
On Saturday I spent the day with my mom. My dad scheduled manicures for my mom, my sister, and myself. It was such a nice treat. Then, for dinner, my dad BBQ'd Prawns and corn. yum. I got my mom tickets to go see Wicked, and we are going this Thursday. I'm excited to take my mommy out on a date! :)
Sunday was just as wonderful. I had a knock on my door in the morning, and when I went to open it, I was surprised to find a bouquet of flowers and cards from sweet friends. That afternoon Jenni, Autumn, Katie, Myself, and Cameron all went to Half Moon Bay and enjoyed a beautiful time at the beach. It was sunny and warm and so perfect. In the evening we all went to church. Wow, was I shocked when Gary (the pastor at PCC) called me up to the front of church. They wanted to recognize me and honor me as being Cameron's mommy. I was given beautiful pink flowers, and a gift bag with candles, chocolates, a gift certificate to a spa, and lots of other goodies. On top of that, Gary read a beautiful note that Jenni wrote. Here it is:
Bristol is such a great mom. She cares for Cameron in so many ways. One of the things I admire about Bristol is how she teaches Cameron. She is constantly teaching him new things, and he is constantly learning and showing off his new knowledge. She teaches him about God, the church, and the Bible. And to go along with that, one of my favorite things about Bristol is that she is such a great affirmer of Cameron. She affirms Cameron's ability to play music, sports, read the Bible, have polite manners, be kind, and most important, to love. Being a very loving person herself, no one should be surprised, but she is making Cameron into a man who loves those around him no matter what. Her deepest desire for Cameron is that he grows up to be a man of God, and it is prevalant in the choices she makes in mothering him. I'm priveleged to watch and know Bristol as a mom.
I cried. It was beautiful. My whole day. I love Cameron, God, my friends, my community, and all of the people who are in my life. Thank you God.