Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

My husband kept up his usual spoiling for Mother's Day this year. First I got a surprise girl's night with my friend Jenny on Friday, including Pedicures, dinner and a movie. Then this morning I woke up to this:

Inside this rose, which he made, obviously, were the nesting boxes below, with a few notes between boxes.
And inside the last box was this:
An origami ring made of a $100 bill. :)
Held in the box with another $100 bill!
I had asked for several things that Ryan wasn't sure he could pick out on his own, so one of the notes said the money was to be used for those purposes. I'll take it!
He also made me this gorgeous origami bouquet. I Love his hand made flowers, they make me smile, and they never wilt! Who knew my husband was so creative and artistic?!

I love being a mom. It is the best and the hardest thing I have ever done. I pray daily in complete humble gratitude that my Heavenly Father felt like he could trust me with these precious little kids that I get to care for every day. It is not easy, and its not what I imagined it would be, but its better in so many ways. I love my kids!

I am also so incredibly grateful for my mom. I am who I am because of her and her example for me. I am beyond grateful for her and can only hope to be like her as a mom, and as a person. I love you mom!

I am also so grateful for my mother-in-law! She is an amazing woman, who raised a wonderful man that I am so grateful to have married. I am grateful to be a part of her family and to be able to count her as one of my moms! Love you Connie!

And to all the other women in my life... My sisters are amazing examples to me of wives and mothers and I am happy that I got to come after them so I could follow their lead and have their advice to count on. My sister-in-laws are included in that. They are as much family as my own sisters and I love them all. And to my numerous friends and other relatives. I don't know what I would do without all of you. I count on you all for help and advice and I don't know how I would survive with the support I feel constantly in my life because of all of you. Happy Mother's Day to all of you! Women rock. ;)


Amber Miskin said...

I am so glad that Ryan treats you so well! You really deserve it Di! And you're have some amazing family members to follow after and I was lucky enough to see how they are as mothers. Very great examples!

Team Beardshall said...

So cute!.....when can Steve come over and learn how to make origami flowers, rings, boxes and such? LOVE! Happy mothers day Diane!

Emily said...

You are SO lucky. You have one awesome husband.