I couldn't pass up taking a picture of this picture that he drew that was why he thought his mom was special.....
You can see where Zeke's mind is at....water parks and roller coasters! Gotta love that boy! He told me that the lines around the outside were the water park "ride" (which I figured out was the lazy river) and the designs in the middle are the roller coasters! Pretty good for three years old!
Looking around the room at all those moms (and one dad) of these little three year olds - well it made me feel...........................thankful. I sort of expected to feel very old. But instead, I just felt so very thankful that I could be there. For years I was always working full time and I never got the chance to attend these events. So it was a blessing to be able to be there. I truly cherish every bit of time that I get to spend with the grandchildren. And a special time like this, just brings that even more to my mind.
Mother's day for our family has always been just a "Hallmark Holiday". We don't really ever celebrate in any way. As a matter of fact, it was hard to celebrate with my mom, since her birthday always fell around Mother's Day. I always tried to mail the cards a week apart so that she got to "celebrate" two different mail days. I think it was one of those really hard days for her that she never really talked about. She was missing her own mom, who died when my mom was not yet 2 years old.
Today I am celebrating that my mom is finally with HER mom, and they are having an amazing party with Jesus. And there is nothing better than that. So even though I am missing my mom, it is indeed a really wonderful feeling, knowing that they are together now. And I can only have this assurance because of the amazing gift of Jesus on the cross.
Jesus, thank you for Zeke and the time that I got to be with him at his school. Thank you for the staff of that preschool - each teacher and assistant - that are so loving and kind to these children. Holy Spirit, give comfort to everyone who is missing their mom and not able to be with them today. Thank you for children and their ability to celebrate and appreciate things that are not so clear to us as adults. And Jesus, thank you that I have this time to spend with my grandchildren. Amen