Being a mom

Mother’s Day at our house was pretty low key. We were supposed to host some out of town visitors for lunch, but Charis got sick on Saturday night with a fever. So, Charis and I hung out at home while Daddy and the older kids went to church and out to lunch with the visithing family and our friends, the Craws.
When they all got home, the kids gave me cards, and hugs and kisses. So we celebrated Mother’s Day in the most important way–with the kids and Daddy giving extra love and with me being especially grateful for them.

I was supposed to chaperone Calvin’s field trip to Jefferson City today, but Charis’s illness continues, so I couldn’t follow through with the child care plans we had for her. Despite my laments to friends about the idea of spending 12 hours with 40 4th graders, I am sort of sorry I am missing the opportunity to share the experience with Calvin.