I'll have to apologize right off to a few people, including my daughter Sue, for forgetting to have Dick take a picture of me when we got home from church Sunday in my new Mother's Day duds. The white skirt was one Sue got for me, and the top was one we went shopping for to go with it. I did get a lot of compliments and I will try to remember the next time I wear it to have Dick take a picture of me. With my memory I won't promise anything, but if I do remember, I will post it, however late it may be.
I did have a very great Mother's Day though. I usually can only go to either Sacrament Meeting or Relief Society. We have Sunday School in the middle so it is very hard, if not impossible for me to sit for the three hours. Our benches in the chapel are way too narrow, so are very uncomfortable for me, and were I to be able to go to Sunday School, I would have to sit on metal folding chairs, which are a total no no for me. In Relief Society it isn't too bad. In fact the best seating of the three, because even if we use folding chairs in there, at least they are padded. I did have a dilemma though because I didn't want to miss Sacrament Meeting because our Bishop was to be the last speaker, and he is SO GOOD, I didn't want to miss it. However, his wife, Sheila, teaches the second Sunday in R.S. and I REALLY didn't want to miss her. I usually go to Relief Society the second Sunday each month as it is always such a great meeting and I need to go at least once a month. They had also decided that instead of passing out the Mother's Day treat in Sacrament Meeting (usually a beautiful flower or chocolates) they were going to do it in Relief Society. So, after sitting through Sacrament Meeting (so worth it) I was just too sore and knew I would have to go home and ice my back, they gave me my treat to take home. When we got there, I opened this beautiful beribboned box to find a huge lunch. The young men and women had made the lunch and put it together. This beautiful box contained a large chicken salad sandwich that had sliced grapes and nuts in it, (yummy) in a big croissant, two huge strawberries, a bag of chips, a cake with fudge all the way around it, and a bottle of water. I iced my back while Dick split the lunch (plenty for two) and we ate our lunch while my back was getting back to "normal" in my wonderful chair. After eating our lunch, I decided to go back to Relief Society. So I put another icy gel pack on my back and off we went. I was so glad I did go because the lesson was excellent! The young men and women came in with the beautiful boxes for all the women and everyone had lunch as Sheila gave her lesson. They tried to get me to eat another one, but I was already stuffed. It's no wonder almost everyone took most of their lunch home.
We had a restful couple of hours before eating a big prime rib dinner, which Dick ordered for me from The Outback. He picked it up and it was nice and hot and most delicious. For dessert, we had some chocolate brownie cake that Sue had ordered sent to me from some place in Pennsylvania. It was excellent! The whole day was really a nice one because all of my children called me, plus two of my grandchildren!!! I especially loved that as you might guess.
So now you have heard all about my Mother's Day and I hope all of you mothers had a wonderful day too!
P.S. I told Dick that the next time he saw the Bishop, he would have to tell him not to give a talk on the same day that Sheila was giving her lesson as it was much too hard on me!!