We went to Sunday School at our church and then headed over to my parents' church to spend the day with them. I had to snap a pic of Amelia sitting like such a big girl at the front of the church listening to the children's sermon that my dad does each week. She has done this a few times recently when she has spent the night with my parents on a Saturday, but it was mine and Cliff's first time to get to see her participate. I would have taken more pics but I didn't want to look silly snapping photos during a church service, ha.
Not a great pic, but I was just sitting here looking at it on my desk at work and wanted to share it with you so I snapped a pic with my cell phone. Amelia made it in Sunday School for me. What I love even more is that I was looking at her picture thinking, "What's up with her hair?" and remembered that it was taken last Sunday when I was out of town and Cliff dressed Mimi and took her to church by himself. I thought the hair looked a little off for my usual work, but not a bad job by Daddy!
As happy an occasion as Mother's Day is for me, my heart is always heavy for people like Cliff and my dad who no longer have their mothers here with them, for mothers who have lost babies and children, and for women who want desperately to be mothers but have not yet been blessed with a child. I know it's not always a happy day for everyone, and I always spend some time praying for those people.
I never want to take for granted what a gift it is to be a mother. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be Amelia's mama and my desire is to be the very best one that I can be.