Thursday, May 3, 2012

Write the Love

This week's Writer's Workshop prompt that I chose was:
5.) The perfect Mother's Day consists of...


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My perfect Mother's Day would begin with having all three of my children attend my church with me. (It would be a little difficult to do since they are grown, and one of them lives out-of-state)  After church, we would go to my favorite restaurant (currently O'Charley's), and be seated immediately. Of course, I would order my favorite - the appetizer combo.  Yum, I do love me some chicken tenders, baked potato skins and spicy jack cheese wedges.

Wow... I've made myself hungry ...

Of course, there would be gifts, and my family knows what I like (cute tops, earrings and chocolate), but even better would be heartfelt expressions of love written down in Mother's Day cards.

Yes, I must admit.it.  Words of affirmation are my number one love language. I treasure all the cards the girls have given me over the years.  I have them all (I even kept last year's cards which got wet in the flood that wreaked havoc in my home last May.  I managed to save them and I can still kind of decipher them.) I have even been known to frame some of my favorites!

The reason I love mushy Mother's Day cards is not so much that I am vain ... Okay, but the other reason I love them so much is that I feel they validate the job I am doing.  I mean, think about it, how else does a mom get feedback? I keep my cards and on the days that I feel like I have royally messed up, I reread them and bask in the love.

Sometimes, those words give me the strength to go on ...

After sharing lunch together, taking a few family photos to mark the occasion is a tradition.  Then heading home for naptime completes the day.

I've just described the perfect Mother's Day for me, and if any of my girls happen to read this, just remember:  Write the Love!


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5 comments:

meg at the members lounge said...

Aww - that sounds like a perfect day. Thanks for stopping my blog earlier today!

Patrice said...

Sounds great to me!

Diana said...

Not only did you manage to make yourself hungry, you also made me hungry LOL! But yes words do go a long way, they have a lot of power which is why we must be careful how we use them. Kind words are medicine to the soul.

Have a blessed Mother's Day!

SouthMainMuse said...

That sounds like a wonderful day. I'd add to have all my children in church with me and NO FIGHTING getting ready. Here's wishing you a great day.

TMW Hickman said...

Sounds like fun! I hope that you get to have that perfect day!