Monday, May 14, 2007

My Mother's Day Blessings

Sunday morning I get a knock on my bedroom door.

Devon: "Are you up yet Mom?"

Me: "I'm awake if that's what you mean. What do you need Buddy?"

Devon enters my room with a hot pink gift bag stuffed with hot pink tissue paper.

Devon: "Happy Mother's Day!"

Me: "Thanks Buddy! What have you got there?" I point to the bag.

Devon: "It's your Mother's Day gift"

He is so excited he is vibrating. Devon hops on my bed and hands me the bag and says "You are going to love your gift."
I open my card which is very funny and cute and then start to dig through the bag for my gift. I am expecting maybe a DVD or a candle and instead pull out this:

I was absolutely shocked. I totally wasn't expecting a Bluetooth, especially one that matches my phone.

Funny Girl had taken Devon shopping on Saturday and had asked for suggestions and I really didn't have any. I wanted to tell her to get me the Casino Royale DVD but I didn't want to know what I was getting so I told her that anything was fine.

When they returned I asked her how much I owed her for everything and she refused to take any money or even tell me how much it was. Now I know why.

Devon was really excited and wanted me to use it right away. When I told him that it had to be charged he looked crestfallen.

Later that day we were heading out to Rico & Don's house for Mother's Day dinner and enjoyed barbecue chicken and all the accoutrements that go along with it. On the way there I tested my Bluetooth and left a message for Funny Girl asking her how it sounded and calling my mother to wish her a happy Mother's Day. I never reached her so I left a message. I did end up sending flowers as well.

All in all I had a fantastic day spending time with friends and family while Devon had a great time playing baseball with the other kids along with the occasional game on the Game Cube and loads of fun throwing Snap It's on the ground.

On the way home while listening to Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire on cd I couldn't help thinking to myself how incredibly blessed I am.

I have friends who love me and willingly spend considerable money on me to make sure that my Mother's Day is celebrated with penache.

I have friends who invite me to spend the day with them and their family because to them, I AM part of their family.

I have a friend who always send me a Mother's Day card because she hasn't forgotten the day that I surprised her with her card and gift even though her daughter lives in Canada and no one else made an effort to make her feel special. I wanted her to feel as special as I know that she is.

I have a mother who was as happy receiving a phone call as she was receiving a gift for Mother's Day because she knew that I couldn't afford to send her something in the past.

And I have a son who loves me more then I can even put into words. He never fails to remember a holiday or birthday and goes out of his way to make sure that I receive something, even if it is just a pretty rock that he has found and a letter letting me know how much he loves me.

I am truly, truly blessed.


Tara said...

What a wonderful post and a lovely way to spend Mother's Day! Got me a little teary-eyed!

I bought one of those musical greeting cards for my mom. When you open it, you hear Tina Turner singing "You're simply the best". She's been playing that all weekend, whenever she gets on the phone with someone. Lol.

minijonb said...

You're lucky to have such a wonderful son as Devon. That sounds like it was an awesome day.

Churlita said...

What a good friend and a wonderful son. You are truly blessed. I'm glad your day was so great. You deserve it.

Anonymous said...

That's an awesome present! I won't mention how I just found the bluetooth the other day then ;).

l.b. said...

What a great Mother's Day. I love how happy giving you something special made your son.

Moonbeam said...

You truly have a best friend, Funny Girl. You already know you have the best kid, Devon :)

What makes your Mothers Day even more special is the surprise gift part of it and knowing what good friends you have.

Freckle Face Girl said...

Sounds like a perfect Mothers Day!

The Diva's Thoughts said...

Aaaaaahhhhhh!!!! You are blessed! This is a wonderful post.

reformattingmybrain said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful Rachel - you've got a great son and great friends!!

egan said...

Thank you for being so self-aware and self-absorbed. I think it's so great you're surrounded by such great people. It says a lot yourself as a person. Happy belated Mother's Day.

evil-e said...

That was cute. Nice post.

Babybull40 said...

I am tearing up reading this great post.. D is such a cool kid and he is lucky to have a great Mom like you and vice versa.. Happy Mudders Day and it sounds like you and D had an absolute blast...

Wanderlusting said...

I got my mom rainboots - she wouldn't know what to do with a razor.

Funny how when you are a kid, you get almost more pleasure in getting your mum something for mother's day than she does in recieving it.

Aria said...

I am so glad you had a good mothers day! Devon is a sweet kid. And funny girl rocks...we know this.;)

Not so little Woman said...

Happy Mother's day!! I knew Devon would not disappoint. You are truly blessed, but I also have to say it's not surprising he is the way he is. Kids give back what they get. He gets love from you and is being raised wonderfuully. Be proud of both of you!!