Mother’s Day – early

I had my mother’s day yesterday. I spent the day with my family. It was wonderful. Early in the morning, well, for us, we went to see the new Star Trek movie. I felt a bit out of place in a theatre full of 30 and 40 and 50 something males but my son and my husband knew how much I like Star Trek and basically all things sci-fi. I especially enjoy it with the promise of everything or almost everything blowing up. After an enjoyable movie experience we got Chinese food and took it home.

There my youngest daughter was sacked out on her bed. She had just moved out of the dorm at the end of her second year. She was exhausted and it is good to have her back home. I settled in to eat with my two men and we enjoyed our food and company.

Then later, my son drifted off to do video games and my daughter drifted in while my husband went to take a nap. My daughter and I watched the rest of an old movie and talked about life and what she has been doing. Then we left to go to a pet store for her new fish. She needed protection for it from the cat.

While we were out driving we talked more and it was enjoyable to catch up on all the new things happening. Getting ready for her choir trip to New York and how her summer is shaping up to be busy as usual.

Then we picked up a movie for dinner and planned some time at home. While we planned I heard from my middle married child. She planned to come by later to pick up her birthday card that had arrived from grandparents.

Soon, our house was filled with people catching up on their lives. Talk ranged on all subjects and my husband and I enjoyed listening to all that was going on. It was hard for the evening to end, but eventually people started heading home and heading to bed. And it was quiet again.

It was quite possibly the best mother’s day yet. I had time with each of my kids and my husband. I had time with their friends. Time watching them all interact together and enjoy each other. This is what I miss the most. Having time with them. Having time with my own mother and father. Having time with my own siblings.

And I end it alone with the one who never leaves me. He is the one who takes care of my children when they are not with me. The one who can fill their lives and love them like I could never do. I pray that he will fill them with his love, his joy, his peace and his everlasting presence this day and everyday.

Jude 1:24-25 And now to him who can keep you on your feet, standing tall in his bright presence, fresh and celebrating—to our one God, our only Savior, through Jesus Christ, our Master, be glory, majesty, strength, and rule before all time, and now, and to the end of all time. Yes.

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