So, Mother’s Day did not go exactly as I planned. We slept in a little late and did not quite eat together, nor did I have the fancy pastries that I had planned on providing. But, it was freaking wonderful. I have tried to let go and let God. In other words, not try to plan everything so carefully and just let things flow and happen. My guy got up and made breakfast for myself, my mom who was visiting, and he and my kiddo. It was so awesome! He unloaded the dishwasher, cooked the food, cleaned up and put the dishes away.
I can’t tell you how long it has been since I have not had to get up to cook a meal. He didn’t get me flowers or candy or any of that, but what he did was way more appreciated by me. Then we all drove my mom to the airport and then hung out at Starbucks. At about a quarter til one, I got kind of bummed because I realized we had no plan on what to do for the rest of the day before he headed back to NYC on the 7pm bus. He and my daughter were going back as to what to do. At first I got a little frustrated. But then I looked around and realized that having no plan being with those I loved was better than a carefully constructed plan.
So, we hopped in the car and drove the short distance home and then watched movies and ate cheese and crackers and grapes-my faves (yes I ate a buttload of gluten and dairy yesterday!). Then later, he made us an amazing dinner of baked salmon and rice and nicely seasoned and sauteed green beans. It was the best meal I have had because it was done with love and care. And then he cleaned up again! I think he is a keeper for sure!:) As I took him to the bus, I was kind of hoping that it would be just us 2, but my daughter came along. It was actually a blessing in disguise I guess though because it was easier to say goodbye with her in the car.
Not to mention that on Friday, my guy took me and my mom out to lunch and gave us nice cards. And, the three of us went to a winery on Saturday while my kiddo was off with her friends, and then we went to shops after. He didn’t complain one time as I went into dressing rooms and tried things on, he was so patient. He is such a kind and generous and loving man and was a great buffer between mother and daughter (myself and my mother), haha. No, really.
The moral of the story- it is truly the little things that are so big. To a mom, having someone do “mom” duties for a day is more valuable than an outfit or novelty item. Appreciate the people in your life that not only tell you they love you, but go out of their way to show you. It’s a rarity. So hold on tight and relish in the love…