I love seeing how Dan puts so much time in to selecting something to give to me. To me it is totally not about 'the thing' they pick- it's about how much they put into selecting it.
And always always always a special card selected by my husband, usually from the christian bookstore, that somehow says the exact words that my soul needed to be nourished with- along with a hand written note from my husband that somehow confirms I am doing okay at this mothering gig in his eyes.
'The thing' this year? Two of the most beautiful casserole dishes I have ever seen in my life along with a huge blue hydranga bush (because they are my favorite). Dan had seen me caressing the casserole dishes at Kohl's while shopping a few weeks ago- and he noticed. And that is why they are now my favorite dishes that I own. And everytime I fill them with some mediocre recipe I've tried to make for dinner- I will smile.
I just love mothers day. But only because my children and husband made me a mother. It is my day to celebrate them (but don't tell them that- I kind of like that they think it's all about me). Truly all I ever wanted to be in my entire life was a mother- and I feel so very blessed that I am.