My weekend (week) was full of wonderful things, that just happened to fall on Mother's Day. My schedule was laid out for me by someone else, but it marked the occasion very well. Braeden had his piano recital and was judged an "Excellent", and qualified for the regional performance in July. Chelsea was inducted into the National Honor Society. Jacob started baseball and his coaches call him the ace first-baseman... and shortstop. I got to talk to my Mom for a couple of hours as she opened our gift to her over the phone. We had dress rehearsal for Maren's ballet company's production of Sleeping Beauty earlier, so I was able to get some "backstage" photos (pictures are not allowed during the actual performance, but we get a nice DVD). Saturday was the Spring recital, and she had her jazz and tap performances, brava. Chelsea made it home just in time from track regionals, where her 4x800m relay team qualified for state, hooray! I wish I could have been there, but there are not enough of me! Mom Jensen and Grandma Strasser came to watch and it was so good to have them there. Sunday was a beautiful day, started with breakfast, courtesy of Brandon, with good talks at church on Motherhood, and a luncheon afterward. Then, we attended Sleeping Beauty, and as I watched and held my kids' hands, I felt so blessed. It had been a very full week, getting everyone where they needed to be, trying to keep up with the notes on the calendar, being flexible with the things that didn't make it on the calendar. But, to see the fruits of our labors, the proud grins and sparkling eyes of our kids, it was a very, very meaningful Mother's Day.
Love you, Mom. Thank you for making my life an adventure!
Love you, Virginia. Thank you for making my life meaningful!