Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mothers Day 2016

Sunday evenings at Fox Hill are busy.
I made a goal at the beginning of the year to invite a different
sibling (and family) for dinner all throughout the year.
It's always fun to connect with one family for the evening.
And with eight other siblings,  I have a lot of work to do.
For Mothers day I had Lucy and her family up.
My parents are regulars, and it was fun to honor her on this special day.
 Mr. Nielson made us a beautiful Mothers Day dinner.
Mr. Nielson makes dinner every Sunday.
He loves it, and so do I.
But today since it was my special day, I made a few requests:
easy on the garlic (Mr. Nielson LOVES garlic in EVERYTHING),
and super duper whipped potatoes.
The best part of the evening was when we cut the delicious
gorgeous cake that my friend Megan made.
(Did you happen to catch beautiful Megan on Cupcake Wars?!
I am so proud).
Look at this gorgeous cake!!
This was prettier than my wedding cake.  I'm serious.
I've said it before, and I will say it again, I love being a mother.
I love raising children and I love teaching them about God.
I am honored to be a mother of five gorgeous children in this day and age.
It's hard work and sometimes I feel like as time
goes by, it just gets harder and harder.
But it's hard work that I will continue to do my very best at.
It's important work and the kind of work I can actually admit to
being somewhat good it.  
I am good at it because it's a partnership I share with God and my husband. 
And together it's beautifully possible to succeed.
It's the type of work that pulls, pushes,
stretches, hurts, and teaches me things that I would never learn
any other way.  I am a better person because I am a mother.
 "In this great, eternal work, mothers have carries the torch of 
faith and family from the beginning.  
The need foe that torch to burn brightly and dispel darkness has never been greater."
-Jeffery R. Holland