How did I get so lucky? Why have I been so unbelievably blessed with this family of mine?
I am unable to give an answer because it is certain that I am not a perfect person. I have wronged people in my life and made many decisions that I regret. I have acted poorly and behaved selfishly. For those actions and times, I am full of shame.
Despite all of my shortcomings, I must have done something right along the way. I appreciate my life so completely these days, especially on days like today. On a day like today, I get to take a minute to take a mental picture of my babies. I am amazed at how they have grown and how different they each are. I cannot believe the kindness and love that my children show for others. I cherish the love they show for me and one another.
They are just the best! Truly. Being their mom is the best thing that has EVER happened to me, as cliche as it sounds. I am so thankful that they enrich my life every single day and give me so much happiness in the simplest of things. *sigh* All right. Enough with the sappy. Bring on the booty!
My family spoiled me terribly today. I was treated to breakfast! I got a goodie bag from my favorite quilting store, some handmade goodies from the kiddos, and some super-sweet cards. Also, not pictured are the hugs, kisses, and smiles that were showered upon me. (What is pictured is the quilt that I pin-basted today.)