This has been the best Mother’s Day weekend that I have ever experienced.  It’s probably the first time I’ve gone the whole day without struggling because the parts didn’t cope very well with holidays.  There were a few times that I have felt overwhelmed with gratitude when I thought about the people that have filled in the gaps and taught me things I didn’t know that I needed to know.  Other times, I looked at my daughter and wanted to cry over the time passing so quickly.  I can’t believe I have a preteen.

We went to church and the worship was great, the message was amazing and I left filled up overflowing.  We just recently moved here.  I couldn’t believe all the people that contributed to Kaleigh’s birthday being so wonderful.  She left the church and said she felt like a princess.  We got some lunch then I took her to the park so she could ride her new bike.  We finished the day by having cake with her BFF at Nana’s house.  It’s been such a good day.

Yesterday was just as great!  I’m so grateful that my mom got to come down and have cake with her and got to see her open presents.  She was so happy to get to see her.  She got quite a bit of money so we ended the day with a shopping spree and my heart was very relieved that she still favored the dolls over the clothes she bought.

It’s such an amazing thing to see how God fills in the empty roles of missing family members with people He hand-picks just for her.  So many people love her for no reason at all.  That’s the love of Christ being lived out in real life.  We are so blessed!