So, this is what I woke up to Sunday morning...a heart-shaped SPAM loaf with mayo "frosting". Do I like SPAM? NO. Did I eat this morsel for breakfast? HECK NO! Do I love my man for making it for me? Definitely. He never ceases to keep me entertained. I laughed my head off and frankly, I brought it upon myself. Shane keeps coming home and telling me (in a very excited manner mind you) about different SPAM recipes he has heard of, as if he thinks I will get on board and try them. I immediately decline and thoroughly make fun of him, once again, for his love of the food group that includes all things processed. So, I guess this was payback for all the verbal lashings. Well, the card was nice anyway (ok, and he did make me a fantastic chuck wagon breakfast (thanks hon!), sans the SPAM. However, did Shane serve himself a generous portion? You betcha.)
Other than SPAM stinkifying my refrigerator, it was a lovely Mothers Day spent with some of those that we love most. No Mother's Day would be complete without admiring these wonderful women:
She is sweetness personified. Her kindness and care truly know no bounds and her smile lights up your soul.
(circa 1979. Shane is the one on the left)
Confident, loving, and always true to herself. She never lets fear stand in her way, especially when it comes to right and wrong. The other day, Shane was looking at Jayne and said, "She already has a very loving face." As I thought about what exactly that meant, my mind immediately turned to Ellen...I guess Jayne inherited that from her!
There is never a dull moment with Jeannie. She is fun-loving, generous, and always looking for ways to serve and then acting on it. She taught me early on that if you are feeling down, then you are too tied up in yourself and the best cure is to go out and help someone.
Thank you for raising us, putting up with our antics, and loving us and our children unconditionally.
And, of course, my life would not be complete without these little gems. They are the reason I have the privilege to be called mother. Happy Mother's Day!