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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

mother's day

Sunday was Mother's Day, and it was pretty dang sweet. I showed up at my parents house at about 7:30 a.m. with a bouquet of Lilacs (one of my mom's favorite flowers). They definitely weren't expecting me, and frankly I hadn't planned to see them. I was just going to leave the flowers on the porch with a card.

You see at 6 a.m. I was at PDX to see the Thailand May Serve team off. This is a group of students that is spending about three weeks working alongside ministries in Chaing Mai, Thailand. I really wanted to be there to affirm them in their calling to give up a portion of their summer for such a great purpose. This was my first May Serve send off, and I hope it wasn't my last.

So back to mom...I thought that we would be gone from the airport by about 6:30, I could drop the flowers off by 6:40 and my mom would have a surprise waiting for her when she woke up. Well, we didn't leave the airport until about 7:15...plan foiled. It didn't go the way that I thought it would, but I'm glad. I got to see my parents, give them hugs, and hand the flowers to my mom. I only wished I could have stayed longer (but I had other people in the car).

Yesterday, I was going through some old pictures and I found this one of my mom and I. If I remember correctly I was only a day old and we were still at the hospital (nice decor huh?). Okay, I don't remember that.

I love this picture. I can see the love that she had from me the day I was born. I see her beauty. This past Sunday as I dropped off the lilacs, nearly 30 years later, I saw that same love in her eyes. And, I saw that same beauty.

I love my mom.

I love you mom.