I appreciate my mom so much! She is A-mazing! I am in utter awe of her ability to bear and raise 8 wonderful children. Even with only one child I am not sure how my mother survived. This year we celebrate Mother's Day with my Mom living in Amman Jordan. Last year she was in Washington DC. Giving gifts and things never seemed much of a focus in our family. I excused myself from Gospel Doctrine to call her before the time got too late to wish my mom a Happy Mother's Day. What an honor to have an elect lady to follow and emulate.
This year Justin honored me by getting me a washer and dryer. That is a perfect gift! We have our little Amelia and a baby on the way. Both are a blessing to me already. In church today I felt the spirit a couple of time very strongly. Once when I related my experience at the Madrid Temple dedication and during the RS lesson. The spirit testified of the importance of temples and unity, which are so important on Mother's Day. We can be eternal mothers because of our temple blessings and through our actions as mother's we can unify our families against the wiles of Satan.
I love getting pictures taken of Amelia and I! It is rare occurrence, so treasured when the chance comes up. Justin took a couple this morning and Alison came over this afternoon and took a couple more. We had a rainy day which made for a rich backdrop against our blooming tree. It smells magnificent and looks deliciously similar to a popcorn tree. Hooray for cute green dresses and a fun day.