We got home in the late afternoon on Friday and we quickly put together a 1st Birthday Party for Parker’s sister, Kaitlyn. We invited family members, ordered pizza, had cake, and opened presents. It was intimate, and it was perfect. In the past, I would have created a birthday wonderland. This was a wonderful reminder that we didn’t need all of that. Living simply is simply great.
On Sunday, I ended up staying in my pajamas all day. It was wonderful. Chase was here, and of course, Parker and Kaitlyn too. Kevin gave me an Isabel Bloom flower statue for outside and a very nice card. I also received a card and gift from Parker. They were incredibly sweet. On the outside of the card, Parker wrote, “FOR THE BEST MOM THERE HAS EVER BEEN.” On the inside of the card and on the necklace, the phrase, “LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK”. Parker has a little wooden block in his room with the same phrase on it. I tell him to look at it as a reminder of how much I love him, and now, I have a reminder of my own. I was brought to tears when I opened the card and gift. It was so sweet and thoughtful. That night when I told Parker goodnight, I also told him thank you for the amazing card and necklace. I told him it was a great Mother’s Day. He replied, “Thank you for being a great mom.” And I went to bed with tears in my eyes. I am the luckiest mom in the universe.