Colten had burst into the kitchen just a couple days ago shouting "Momma we DIDN'T get you a card." So i concluded that meant he DID get me card. But he mentioned nothing else, so I figured Chris had stopped on the way home and picked up a card from Walgreens or somewhere for me from the kids.
Well, Chris and Colten had fooled me. They went on Friday to get haircuts, but they also got me my Mother's Day gifts. Flowers and a Spa gift card. And those ROCK! But they didn't come close to being my favorite. My favorite were the 2 hand-made cards my little ones (and Daddy) made for me. I was completely surprised. Every mom gets home-made cards from their kids. But I have never gotten one. Colten and Allie are just 3 and 2. They are too little to make these things on their own. They have made cards before, lots. But always with MY help. For Daddy on Father's Day. For Gigi on her birthday. For Nana and Papa or Ga and Pa for Grandparent's Day, for friend's on Valentines Day. So, I never imagined I would get a home made card. It touched my heart. And these weren't some quick easy, scribbles on computer paper either. Chris had helped the kids cut out heart and butterflies and glued them to the front. Then on the inside had asked the kids what they wanted to tell me on Mother's Day. Here is what they said:
To: The Prettiest Mommy Ever
"Thank you for my turtle. You are soooo pretty." Love Allie
To: The Best Mommy in The World
"I love you sooooo much. You are the best mommy ever." Love, Coco
When the kids ran up to me today with their home-made cards I immediately started crying. Then I read them and cried more. I was just so happy that I am one of those Mom's who gets home-made cards filled with words of love from her children. And I was so impressed with Chris. Because he put the time and effort into helping the kids make them for me. I love that man. And I love those kids. Glad I can call all 3 of them mine <3