Monday, May 14, 2007


Mother's Day Surprise



This is a picture of my daughter with her son from a few years ago. My daughter has turned into a beautiful woman and a lovely mother. There was a time when I truly wondered if this would ever happen but God is good and in the wonder working business.

She asked me back in April to schedule some time off from work but would not tell me why. I had been asking all kinds of questions and trying to catch her off guard to find out what was up for my time off but she just would not give in. I even told her not to call me unless she was going to tell. But she wouldn't and didn't stop calling me either.

On Mother's Day she took me and her mother-in-law out dinner to reveal the surprise vacation. At some point during dinner she gave each of us one of those singing Mother's Day card. I'm sure you've seen the commercial where the family is out to dinner at an elegant resturant and Mom opens the card to James Brown singing "I feel good." Well it wasn't quite that bad because it was a noisy resturant and not an elegant one. Inside of the card was a flyer about a cruise! My daughter is taking me on a cruise to Cozumel Mexico. Well the whole family and both grandmoms are going. But hey, I've never been on a cruise and it's something I've wanted to do.

I've had some interesting Mother's Days with my daughter: from hearing that Mother's Day was just some old Hallmark holiday and that I should be honored on her birthday (that year I wasn't honor on either day); to getting dinner, a cruise and a little shopping trip all in one day.

13 comments:

Goodnapps said...

Interesting and exciting all in one. Congratulations. You must deserve it!

Jeri said...

I hope you'll really enjoy the cruise. I've been on one, but my dh didn't like it and said he never wants to go on another one. He said there was nothing to do!!! Anyway, there's tons to do on the ship and you'll really enjoy yourself. By the way your daughter is lovely and your grandson a cutie pie!

Aya said...

That is awesome!!! You will have a great time on a much deserved trip. Kudos to your daughter.

Brenda said...

How wonderful! I hope you enjoy it and take lots of pics!

brunsli said...

Fantastic! Happy Mother's Day to you! Enjoy the cruise - we'll want pictures.

I have started giving my mom a combination My-Birthday-Present and Mother's Day present. But I think Mother's Day goes way back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans, so no need to worry about Hallmark. ;)

Jena Evans said...

Very, very cool and too sweet...

Chosen Vessel said...

How beautiful :) Thanks for sharing.

Mel said...

That's wonderful! Do enjoy your trip; can't wait to read all about it.

QueenLi said...

The baby is soooo cute!
I got your message on my hair blog. I hope to take some pics this month and post them if all is well. I got a "BiG" update that is due!

Take Care~

sunsail said...

Oh how absolutely lovely!!! How was the cruise? Did you take any pictures? Please share!! :) Your daughter is fantastic for treating you and keeping yuo guessing all this time. I've never been on a cruise either; it seems as if you've beat me to it!

Creyole said...

Now that is some kind of daughter! This only proves that you too have been amodel mother yourself to raise such an outstanding young lady!

Creyole

Cluizel said...

Awwwww...that's so sweet!

I'll have to keep my Mom away from this post. :)

Maryee said...

That is so sweet of your daughter. For my Mom's 60th Jen and I flew her out to Virginia for the first time to spend a week with her baby sister. They even drove up to DC, which was also a first for her. It's nice to be a blessing and you deserve it!