I have the very best mother in the world. She's always been my best friend. She's full of life and energy and quippy one-liners of wisdom, which I frequently whip out on the youth group kids and I'm sure I'll use them on my own kids someday, too. Just about everything I know worth knowing, I learned from my mom.
I also have the very best mother-in-law in the world. She is so kind and encouraging. And she raised Jason to be an excellent husband, teaching him things like compassion and helpfulness. I am forever in her debt for raising such a wonderful man of God.
And I have the very best sisters in the world. They're both so fun and talented and loving--even when I'm bad about returning their phone calls. And this is their first Mothers' Day as mothers, so I want to celebrate them, too.So since my mom and my sisters all do some sort of gardening, I made coordinating gardening aprons for them from a pattern in A is for Apron. They are complete with big pockets for gloves, a spade, and gardening shears, and a little pocket for seeds or maybe a cell phone (so they don't miss it when I do call them back). I can't decide whose is whose. I could see all three of them in all three of the aprons. (So if you have a preference, let me know, and I will do my best to be accommodating.) The more heavy-duty gloves are for my mom 'cause she does crazy stuff like ripping out briers with her bare hands. Did I mention that she's also incredibly strong and stubborn? :o)
And for Jason's mom, I made a kitchen apron that I designed myself with some inspiration from fabrics that reminded me of her. We've been doing some recipe swapping, so Jason and I also made her a little recipe book with some of my favorites. (I know it looks like something you'd get from a third grader, but the recipes are quite good.)So happy Mothers' Day to all the mothers in my life. I love you all so much, and I hope you're having a wonderful day of celebration, even though I can't be with you in person.
(Your presents will be in the mail tomorrow. Sorry about the delay. :o/)