Mother’s Day Thank You

Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 11.58.15 AMI have been overwhelmed by the number of people who reached out to me in one way or another this Mother’s Day, and want to say thank you to each and every one of you. I have a longer post coming about the day, but for now, I just want to again thank everyone and to say my boys did get home in time to go to Mass with me so I missed the handmade cards, the banners, and pink pancakes, and most of all, I missed their “whispered” bickering as they tell each other to BE QUIET MOM’S STILL ASLEEP!!! but I did get to attend Mass with my boys – and that’s what I wanted most of all.

Mother's Day Card front - Mom, it's pretty much impossible to acknowledge each small amount you've been there...

Troy’s Card

but there's no way to tell you how thankful I am for you

Inside of Troy’s Card

Troy and Matt bought cards for me (Troy said he wanted extra bonus points because he had to put the card on the counter in front of his father and that was awkward. I know there are time when divorce may seem to be the best option, but it is never the best option for the children involved. “Awkward” is the least of the words Troy could have use to describe the last few years.)

Thanks Mom

Matt’s Card

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The younger guys all signed Matt’s card, even Kaleb in his precise and shaky 4 year old handwriting. Troy’s card, was handed to me in typical Troy fashion, without an envelope, and I never asked him where it went or what happened to it. I’m guessing he forgot it or didn’t even know he needed one. <Apologies to his future wife!> He does make me laugh though.

Matt’s card and the few words he said to me about it spoke volumes, material for another post, but let me just say, I am proud of my Boy and so thankful for who he is growing up to be.

We ended the evening at my brother’s house where he and my other brother’s wife hosted our family – my three bothers, their wives, the 14 kids we have between us and of course mother. My Mother has been the greatest help to us, and I cannot imagine where we would be without her support.

It’s late, and I’m exhausted. I’ll add to this post, which is so much sweeter and less offense than tomorrow’s actual post about Harvard and Satanic rituals). For now, I hope that you have a wonderful blessing and as peaceful a Mother’s Day as possible! Thank you for stopping by.

God Bless…




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  2. zoanna on May 13, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    What treasure in those cards. Their hearts are so full of love for you. (Oh, and I got a card from my 12 year old son, sans envelope, too:) .

    • Strahlen on May 14, 2014 at 7:55 am

      Oh my gosh Zoanna! I found out later my nephew gave his mother a card without an envelope too! What is going on with these boys??? LOL Gotta Love them! 🙂
      Hope you had a fantastic Mother’s Day!

  3. Susan Kane on May 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Where did my comment on the new post go?? Into the sky, I guess. You are one impressive woman, and your boys are delightful!

    • Strahlen on May 14, 2014 at 7:54 am

      lol Sorry your comment was lost! I’m guessing it may have needed approval first. Hopefully it’s showing now?
      I really appreciate your encouragement. My boys are absolutely delightful (when they’re not driving me crazy – which is about every five minutes! 😉 ) I to am amazed with what we have accomplished in the last five years, and I am CERTAIN it is through no strength of my own! 🙂

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