I’ll never forget the day I learned I was pregnant.

My husband had just made tacos with the prettiest margaritas you’ve ever seen. I was just coming home from Walmart and saw this beautiful dinner set in front of me, and (jokingly) said: “Let me go take this pregnancy test first, before I drink this margarita.”

Moments later I was screaming from the bathroom because yes, indeed, I was definitely pregnant.

We both freaked out and went back to Walmart as I proceeded to buy every home pregnancy test they had. Over the next few days (before I could make it to my gynecological visit), I took ten pregnancy tests.

At one point I had them all lined up in a row and I remember taking a picture of them—just for proof somehow that they did indeed, say YES.

I had a rough pregnancy. But it was worth every minute. I never did get to drink that margarita though.

Yesterday, for Mother’s Day I attended a mother-daughter banquet with my mother in law. It was at the church in Rimersburg where we grew up and not very many women were there, which made for a very intimate experience in meeting others.

The men holed up in the kitchen and prepared us a turkey feast- complete with my father in law’s famous stuffing balls. There was turkey, mashed potatoes, veggies, noodles, and pie a la mode for dessert. We each received a rose and a nice printed out poem about mothers being similar to angels on earth—very sweet.

My husband and son were there to help out in the kitchen and I could tell my five year old got a kick out of serving the women and being a “man” doing manly things with them.

Later I visited Tyson’s grave and put my rose there for him. I cried and for the first time started to feel somewhat better about the whole thing. We saw a rainbow on the way home and I felt like it was a sign from him telling us that he was okay where he was and that we should be too.

Today, is officially Mother’s Day. And whether you are a mother of a child or a fuzzy friend, I pray you enjoy your day and know how much you are needed and loved—regardless of what anyone does for you or says. Amen.

“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” Isaiah 66:13

Happy Mother's Day.

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  1. Happy Mother’s Day! My 7-year-old grandson was outside playing yesterday and came in to tell my husband and me about the rainbow. I’m so glad that he did. It was beautiful! He was running back and forth across the yard looking for the ends of it so that he could find the pot of gold! Oh, to have a wonderful child-like imagination like that! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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