This year was a rough one as I recently lost a good friend of mine. Knowing her four babies wouldn’t have a mom to celebrate this special day with, was absolutely heartbreaking.
Last week we also lost our Aunt Dee, and thinking of her son being surrounded by “Happy Mother’s Day” announcements just days after her funeral, must have been devastating.
These are the times I slow down and realize we should never take life for granted. Yes, it’s easy to forget how blessed we are, but I am trying to enjoy life a little bit extra, and forgive my kids’ shenanigans without getting too upset over it.
During both losses, people kept telling me “she’s in a better place now”, but are they? I think I would rather suffer on a daily basis while seeing my kids growing up, than rest in peace and leave them behind. I know mourning is not an easy feat for anyone and I understand they are trying to make me feel better, but the “they’re in a better place now” seems to upset me like it never did before.
I shed a few tears in the morning for both of them and was reminded to enjoy every little bit we have left on this earth. My sweet Emmeline came to me with a rose and my hubby prepared me some coffee. I wasn’t ready for much more but the day became brighter as people arrived for our Brunch.
Our goal was to set the tables outside but the weather app predicted 92 degrees. We would be melting along with our taco bar and 5 cheeses, so we moved the party inside.
I was happy to see everyone, to hug loved ones and to hold my babies a bit tighter.
As usual, my husband made me laugh with my Mother’s Day gift (video below). Unfortunately, my mother-in-law’s camera was not set for video, so she missed the beginning, but I was scared as heck when the butterflies popped out of nowhere! Ha.
Thank you cousin Johnny for the amazing Margaritas!