Next Sunday is Mothers Day.
I know many men and children are already shopping for that perfect gift to get their mamas, but not in my house.
Perhaps "boycott," is a strong word.. I still call my mom and wish her a wonderful day, but that is the extent of it.
I count down to that day in hesitation.
Maybe I should start from the beginning: Here's why we/I boycott Mother's Day:
Mother's Day 2008:
Our dogs went missing, only one came back. After spending the day looking for the other one, my husband decided to let our male dog lead him on a walk--he led him right to her, on the side of the road.
We experienced loosing the first animal that we had ever become attached to.
Mother's Day 2009:
We decided it was time that I jumped on the bicycle band wagon. All my children were riding without training wheels and the itch to get into mountain biking began to creep up on me.
We searched Craigslist and found the perfect bike.
It was my perfect size, my favorite color and decently priced. We met the man, purchased the bike and strapped it on our bike rack along with the others. 1/2 mile from the trail that we were to ride, with a picnic lunch all packed up for the great day away, I look in the mirror outside my window, and see my new bike bouncing behind our vehicle, being run over, and laying in a heap of metal on the side of the road.
We took it to a bike shop and it was officially given a time of death :)
Mother's Day 2010:
This isn't necessarily a bad thing since our story is here because of it, but this is when my husband brought up the idea of RV life. Don't get me wrong, I would not go back if you paid me money to the way that our life was beforehand but on that day...
I was not a happy mama.
These things make me wonder, what's coming next? I had a friend tell me that I needed to lock everyone inside, don't drive anywhere, and keep the oven turned off in case the house decides to burn down.
I joke, but part of me thinks that her idea isn't a bad one. I know that my babies love me, they show me this each and every day. I also know that my Father is Sovereign and has a plan for each thing that occurs within the story that He is writing for us. I still plan on staying in though. :)
Hopefully Mother's Day is kinder to you. What do you have planned on that special day?