Mother's Day is a great idea. Originally, I imagine it was an observance similar to the kind of thing we're trying to do with 12:34 observances: a deliberate meditation on an important part of life. I tried to think of it like that this year: I thought a lot about how thankful I am for my own mom, and for Allison. I had a nice talk with my mom today, and enjoyed the circle of life that was our discussion of our own children's experiences in Little League.
The kids were excited to be part of our Mother's Day planning. They helped make breakfast (blueberry muffins, monkey bread, and scrambled eggs), made cards and gave gifts, then were their normal, periodically combative-but-mostly-sweet selves for the rest of the day.
In a roundabout way, Allison's motherhood was the beginning of this blog almost 10 years ago. I've been flooded with memories as we've tried to celebrate her today. I've loved learning how to be a husband and a dad with Allison for what feels like most of my life.