We had a different kind of a Mother's Day than I've had for the past few years. But it was very typical of the time period when I had five kids still living at home with us. So it felt "normal" to me. It started with me making breakfast with a nice view.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
After breakfast, it was outside to do clearing the back pasture and fencing the front pasture. It was hot outside, so we took lots of water breaks. I stopped to make lasagna and a cake. I saw then that the girls and Daniel had sent me the nicest texts wishing me a nice Mother's Day. It made my day to see that after working so hard all morning.
Then Austin joined us and gave me the Mother's Day gift I asked Nathan for. He helped put up the fence posts.
He also brought me a card and flowers. How sweet is he?
The guys finished up all the posts. So the only thing left at that point was the wiring and electric box. We will go back later and put up the permanent fencing. Auburn came home and surprised me. She brought me a sweet card and a beautiful flowering bush to plant outside. It was even purple! I was really beaming at this point.
The horses just hung out front, relaxing and eating the grass.
It is a wonderful thing to see Chevy hanging out near the guys while they are working and making all kinds of noise. When he first arrived, he ran away from Nathan when he saw him. He has decided he is ok at this point and barely glances at him. Don't get me wrong: he still keeps one (or two) eye/s on me to make sure I am still around.
It is still huge progress though! And of course our town mayor is supervising things from her perch:
Surrounded by love, what more could I want for Mother's Day? It was a good day!