Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Where Has the Time Gone?

With a title like that, you'd think this would be a nostalgic post.

You would be wrong.

I'll probably do nostalgic later this week, but right now I'm just shocked because I came on my blog and suddenly realized that it's been an entire month since I lasted posted. I'm ashamed. And quite frankly, I don't know why you put up with me.

(Crickets chirping)

I see. Apparently you don't. Well, whether anyone else still comes by or not, I'm blogging again. Although I can't say for how long. Life interruptus and all. Just to give a little picture of what's going on, right now I'm knee-deep in planning our church's annual ladies luncheon. That's this Saturday.

A week after that I'm going out of town.

A week after that our son is graduating from high school. (That will be several blogs-worth because I'm not dealing well with this at all.)

Two weeks later the boys all leave for camp. This is the first year that all of them are old enough to go. (I'm not dealing well with this at all.)

Two weeks after that we have Vacation Bible School. All of my children will be helpers because none of them are young enough to attend VBS anymore. (I'm not dealing well with this at all.)

It may be the month of May, but I'm really looking forward to July.

With that summary out of the way, I wanted to briefly write about Mother's Day. This year's holiday included a mediocre meal at Bob Evans (my first restaurant choice was too crowded and we would have had to wait too long), some nice cards and a computer program that I'd been wanting. I'm glad I spoke up and asked for it because my husband did the shopping for Mother's Day this year. He sent his mom something from Cabelas. I learned early in our married life to be specific about what I want.

I also got some fun cards and one that made me cry. This is the wording on my husband's card for me:

For my Wonderful Wife
You take on so many important roles in our family--wife, mother, stress reliever, referee, organizer ... I can't begin to name all the things you take on and do so well. But what I can do is recognize how hard you work and how much love you give.

For taking care of us, for being the heart of our home, for being the wonderful woman you just naturally are ... you are appreciated and loved so much.

When he signed it, he thanked me for being his best friend.

You're crying now, too, aren't you?

The boys gave me a card with a cartoon bear on the front that said they couldn't bear to watch me working so hard all the time. When you open up the card, the bear is covering his eyes and saying, "that's better!"

Matt and Kylee's card said, "Do you ever wonder how different life would be without us kids?"  Inside it said, "Mom, Mom ... stop smiling."

My life is always better when there's humor in it. How was your Mother's Day?


  1. I'm still here. Actually I haven't blogged too much myself in the past 2 months. Glad you're back (at least when you have time).

    Sounds like a great mother's day. We had a good one too.

    Have a great day.

  2. No crickets chirping here! I'm here! Loved your cards. I had a good Mother's Day. Flowers and a nice lunch at the restaurant of my choosing. And my boy is home from college.

  3. So glad to see you on-line again! It sounds like it may be awhile before you have time to blog again :) Been busy here, too!

    I had a nice Mother's Day, too, my son-in-law cooked lunch AND did the dishes for the entire family! He's a keeper!!!

  4. Awww...that card was the sweetest ever! I got a card with two bulldogs dressed up as a husband and wife. Didn't quite make me tear up. ;-)

    Sounds like you got your fun lined up for you. Don't worry. We'll still be here when the craziness stops.

  5. Oh, I love the cards! :) How sweet. You are a busy gal these days!

  6. I'm here too!! Happy Belated Mother's Day. My husband had to work 12 hours so he wasn't home...just me and the kiddies. But he did take me out for a date night a few days before so I'll count that. :)

  7. Hi Jill, best mothers day ever since we were in Florida--and I got to be with both of my girls and their husbands, my grandkids, and my amazing husband. It was so good seeing you, Terry and the boys again. Thanks for sharing your lives and your family with us. Matt has been such an awesome husband for Kylee. We are soo excited to see what God is doing in their lives!! She is lucky to have you guys. Thanx for bein their for her Kathy


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