|She's not going to win any spelling bees with this, but I don't care. I think that adds to the precious factor.|
I plan on laminating these cards and keeping them forever!
The family and I were able to spend time with my mother on Friday night and my mother-in-law on Sunday afternoon. Honestly, I can't even believe how lucky I am when I think about who God gifted me with as a mother. The Husband always says that he has the absolute best mother-in-law in the world and if he had to name her one flaw, it's that she loves us too much. And as far as mother-in-laws go, I hit the stinking Mega-Million Jackpot. She is reserved and quiet and never, ever bosses me around. More importantly, my mother-in-law only gives advice when solicited. (Some of my friends have openly admitted to hating me for this, LOL) I actually
My mother-in-law has my sincere respect and admiration. Not just for all she's accomplished, but the fact that she accomplished it-all on her own. Her husband suffered from Hodgkin's Lymphoma and in between taking care of him until he passed away (at age 42) she somehow found time to raise her children, put herself through school to earn her Master's and work long, hard hours as a supervising RN at the hospital. (Somehow she also managed to fit in volunteering at her local church) She moved to New Jersey from the deep South when she married her husband and had zero family up here to lean on or help her out. My mother-in-law is afraid of nothing and is one of the toughest women I have ever known. When I say this, I mean it the most complimentary way. I want to be just like her when I grow up.
Chef Faith surprised me by recreating all of my favorite dishes, here at home. Still can't believe what that eleven year old kid can produce, off the fly, without the benefit of a recipe or any culinary experience. Dinner was awesome. When I consider all of my Mother's Day Blessings, I can't help from thinking, my cup runneth over!
|Homemade Vodka Sauce- My favorite! I'm going to ask Faith to post the recipe on her blog. |
It was so creamy and fantastic. The whole family loved it!