....Happy belated Mother's Day to all you lovely hardworking mother's out there! There is no task on earth that requires more self-sacrifice...OR that brings more joy and happiness. Every day I give thanks that I have been given the opportunity to be a mother...and for the three special little souls that were sent to us. Don't you think your children were sent to YOU for a reason? I firmly believe that there is something they need that only WE can give them...anytime I feel inadequate in the face of the awesome responsibility it is to be a parent, I have to think of that... Maybe it can comfort you as well...just think what you provide your child with that no-one else could...and give yourself a big pat on the back:)
We spent Mother's Day weekend on the Oregon Coast. My hubby (Howard) worked at Lincoln City hospital for two days, as they were in desperate need of a weekend pharmacist, and we all tagged along to shop, play...and just hang out. I had BIG PLANS for some fabulous shots of the kids on the beach, I really need to take some updated pics of all three together! I brought along the perfect "beach portrait" outfits...white linen and khaki...everything for the PERFECT photos.
now...just as a sidenote, whenever we go to the beach, the weather is a challenge for me. Whenever its warm here and I pack shorts and swimsuits for the beach...its 40 degrees there and hurricane-force winds are in effect. Then if its chilly here and I pack boots and coats for everyone...its 85 degrees and we are the only people on the beach DYING of heat....he he....
So this time I solved the problem...and packed for EITHER situation...just see the weather try and trick me this time!!!
well....it was freezing and pouring rain most of the first day. You know, we LOVE the Oregon coast...its gorgeous, and rugged...and so fun...but sometimes its hard to keep that in mind when sheets of cold mist are drenching you and the wind is blowing you over sideways....;)
Here is Taylor and Reagan...like the outfits? Not quite the "picturesque" look I had in mind...;)
well...so much for the perfect beach pictures! But, you know...I've just had to realize, you can never PLAN for anything Perfect...can you? I just need to relax and enjoy the time with my family and not worry about things I can't control! And once the sun came out for a minute, we did have a lovely time...watched the silly sea-lions....played in the sand...tried (unsuccessfully) to fly a kite...
Sunday was MUCH better weather-wise...we actually had a picnic on the shores of Devil's Lake, just a little inland from the coast. If you ever travel to Lincoln City...turn right and you can't help but run into Devil's Lake...its beautiful and has a fabulous little park with a great playground, perfect for a picnic lunch!
and I did not get my perfect shots...all in cute clothes, with hair done...but these pictures are just as precious---messy,tired, hungry kids, but still trying to cooperate for mom;)
I have NO idea personally...since nothing in my life is PERFECT...he he...but I do think perfection would be boring. It is the wrong turns and unexpected bumps in the road that make us who we are and teach us patience and (hopefully) develop our character. Can you imagine perfect kids? They wouldn't need a mommy if they were perfect...and I'm so glad they still need me:)