This is my first Mother's Day as a Mom (of a born child). I had a really nice day. This morning I went to church by myself since Brad is having problems with his sciatic nerve and is unable to sit for very long. He kept Tyler at home so that I could listen to the service. Mother's Day in Peru is a very big celebration and everyone was very excited to wish me my first "feliz dia de mama." The worship time was very good for me today. The words to the music were not posted which made it difficult for me to sing along so I decided to pray while my Peruvian brother's and sister's were filling the room with words of praise. I was able to pray without interruption, something that rarely happens now that I am a mom. I was also able to understand a good portion of the sermon about the mother of Moses and the sacrifices she made for her child. After the sermon the children and teens presented the mothers of the church with gifts, sandwiches and juice.
This is the gift given to me by the children of the church. A flower with a mirror in the center and hand-made card.
The teens contributed towards a gift basket and drew names for the winner...I won. I am now the proud winner of rice, sugar, cereal, milk, tuna, juice, soup, pasta and salsa!
And waiting for me at home with my two guys was a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers!
And a present signed by my baby! Inside is a curling iron. I have been wanting one since we have been in Peru.I am so blessed to be a mom. I am so blessed to have a mom of Godly character that has been my role model and mentor. I miss her terribly today and pray that she is having a blessed day with my sisters at home.