My mom reads my blog. And she loves me. And as luck would have it, she's coming to visit today. AND as procrastination would have it, my tree is still up. :) Guess who is offering to take down my tree for me! There is no end to the amount of things guilt will make a mother do for her children. I used to feel bad about stuff like this... and I sort of still do feel bad about it, truth be known, because my mom does ALOT of stuff for me. She is babysitting tonight while we go out for New Years, she does my laundry when she comes in, plays tirelessly with my kids, buys oodles of clothes for Meg every season and sends the boys little surprises in the mail on a regular basis. In general, I'm still the spoiled child I have always been when it comes to my mom, even though I am far from that child in every other aspect of my life. But the question is, do I feel bad enough to try to get it down before she gets here so she won't have to do it? Well, probably not! :) Maybe that is something the two of us can do together, actually. It will definitely be easier to do that than do it by myself. I know I am whining alot about this tree thing, but seriously, I'd rather drink hot water to wash down a mouthful of dirt than take this tree down! Argh!
Gwen gave me the COOLEST shirt for Christmas. On the back it has a quote from Mother Teresa that I have always loved. It says, "It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you can live as you wish." Oh my, don't you just love that. It has so many meanings. It's obviously applicable to abortion. But it's so applicable to orphans as well. Isn't that truly what we choose when we turn our backs on what we know to be true? We choose that those faces staring out at us from waiting children websites and TV screens will die, figuratively or literally, so that we can be comfortable. I am excited to wear the shirt. Gwen said it was destined for me because I always "bring it with a sledgehammer". I think that's her way of telling me I could be a little more subtle in my approach! :)
I hope you all have a great New Year! I'm looking forward to my mom being here. I know it will be a hard weekend for her since she lost her mom, and my Granma, this time last year. I'm glad we'll be together. It's the circle of life, but it seems like after a year anniversary, things are always a little bit easier.
Have a great New Years! Happy 2010!