We began celebrating Mother's Day Thursday night, May 6 at New Union Baptist Church's Mother-Daughter Banquet. Pictured above: Scot's Mother Nora Ann, Scot's sister Kim, and me.
Lots of good food catered from Swamp John's
(BBQ/Chicken fingers & all the trimmings!)
The ladies decorated the tables in different themes again this year. Nora Ann and I sat at this "Chicken" table that Melissa decorated. Pictured above is Melissa with her mother and mother in law. There were tables with these themes also: Teacher, Candy, Flower Garden, Hawaiian, American, Truck driving, Ocean, Music, etc. All were very pretty.
Sisters: Brinda and Nora Ann
Pastor's wife Tammy
I failed to get the speaker's name, but she was a blessing. She testified to the fact of God's faithfulness and goodness during times of sickness.
Sarah Fowler with her sisters and mother.
Their harmony was very pretty.
Sarah also sang a solo; one of my favorites: Alabaster Box. She did an excellent job.
Saturday evening, we met my parents at Belmont Restaurant for supper. We gave my mother a card that sings when you open it and some shopping money! The song the card played was "Blessed" by Martina McBride.
After we ate and visited a little while with my parents, we went to Scot's parent's house. We gave his mother a pretty card and a book written by former New Union Church Member Chadrick Black. He wrote a wonderful book, The Greatest Harvest. Scot and I encourage everyone to read it. Chad and his twin brother Chan were just little boys when Scot and I married. We are so proud of him.
Sunday morning (Mother's Day), our church presented beautiful pink carnations to all mothers. Scot would call on the family member (husband, son, or grandson) to present the flower to their special mother.
Some of the sweet mothers.
Bro. Harold even got on his knees to his bride of almost 50 years.
Doyle and Candace
Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey
If the mother didn't have family there, Cale presented them with their flower.
Scot preached a wonderful message titled "Some Things My Mother Taught Me"
Here comes the funny and sweet, yet tiring part of our day! Ya'll know how I like to eat and shop at Cracker Barrel! Well, my family was going to surprise me with a Mother's Day lunch there. Remember that we drive around 40 miles to church....Cracker Barrel is another 30 or so miles from church....so here we go...Family is thinking that by the time we get there, the crowd will have thinned out a bit....WRONG! We waited for an hour...and then another 40 minutes to get our food & DRINK! I laughed and said "I'm really going to enjoy this if I don't pass out from hunger first!" The store was so crowded, I couldn't shop, so Scot and I just stood still and talked. Noelle and Cale went back to the van waiting on us to call them when our name was called.
We all survived...had a very good time together...and lunch was very delicious.
After we left Cracker Barrel, we drove back to Amory hospital to meet Eli Presley Reeves and to visit with his family. Eli was born Saturday night. His family are members at our church.
This tag struck me funny when I saw it in the hospital parking lot.
Bro. Harvey Ware (Missionary) preached at our church Sunday night.
Bro. Ware's friends Mr. and Mrs. Wren visited also.
Our family, Bro. Ware and the Wrens enjoyed supper at The Plantation Restaurant after church. And once again, the restaurant was packed with mothers and their families!!!
"How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You" was playing loud when I opened my pretty Mother's Day card from Noelle and Cale.
Noelle gave me this boat paddle. I saw it when we went to Memphis week before last. I am hanging it over the bath tub in our guest bathroom.
A closer look.
By the end of the day, this was the best smile I could muster up...I was so very exhausted from a busy weekend. Also included in the weekend was CHENM graduation that I volunteered at, Scot and Cale's camping trip Friday night and part of the day Saturday, grocery shopping, etc. It was a good but busy weekend. I'm thankful for all the wonderful mothers in my life, especially my mother and mother in law, and for my precious children who call me mom...mommy...mother...mumsy....mommaliesa....