Mother’s Day touches each one of us in some way or another whether it’s a day of celebration or a day of sadness.

The mom who gave birth to us may not be the mom raising us.
We may not have her close or have been close.
We may not see her often or have seen her at all.
But we all came into this world through the sacrifice of a mom.

Being a mom is one of the great honors of my life.

It’s not always easy, but it’s fulfilling.
It’s not always fun, but it’s rewarding.
It’s not always convenient, but it’s life-changing.

Yesterday was fun and special for us.

Filipe made a breakfast quiche. It required some planning ahead since he leaves before the rest of us are awake on Sundays. He cooked it on Saturday night so it was ready for me Sunday morning along with cards from my girls.

We had our normal Sunday, church routine throughout the morning and afternoon. And after lunch the kids and I got to Skype with my mom.

That evening we went out for Mexican, my favorite, and they gave me a giant bag of Bath & Body Works stuff (great timing since I was running out).

The best gift of all was this morning. Filipe gave me the morning off. I went out to Starbucks and spent three hours writing while he cleaned the house and did laundry. The combination of the two is priceless for this mama.

If you’re a mom, I hope you had a great Mother’s Day.

Here are two videos I couldn’t resist posting. Enjoy.

This one made me cry especially considering I have huge affections for the Summer Olympics.

This one is from Mariners Church and is just hilarious.