Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Flowers and Lunch

Mother's Day can be such a lovely day, and my mother's day was just that. We started out at a lovely church service where the ministers acknowledged "women of faith" rather than just mothers, although there was a gift for "newest mother" and for the youngest child. For example, there was a woman honored for the number of years she had taught Sunday School, and another for her age. The intent was to include all the women of the church, rather than just concentrating on the mothers among us, and I thought that was a very nice gesture. This action on the part of the church made everyone feel a part of Mother's Day.



An orchid from Daughter #2 (Angel)


Beautiful bouquet from Carson and his folks (daughter #1 - Heidi)


And a lovely lunch at BGs (Billy Gene's)....just good ole down home cookin' in Kerrville!
Note that I am linking in with Two Shoes Tuesday with the words intent and action! Thanks for hosting, Josie!

Linda Kay

25 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

How wonderful that your church did this. As a woman with no children I know that I would have appreciated that a great deal. xx

eileeninmd said...

I am glad you had a lovely Mother's Day! The orchid and bouquet are beautiful. What a wonderful act done by your church, I am sure all the women were happy.. Have a happy day!

Revrunner said...

Enjoyed your refection on the day.

Anvilcloud said...

More often than not, when I was a chruchgoer, I can remember that we invariably sang "Faith of Our Fathers" but changing "Fathers" to "Mothers." It was corny and nice at the same time. Good memory really.

whiteangel said...

That was lovely to do that at church for everyone....your flowers are lovely..

TexWisGirl said...

chicken-fried chicken! yum!!! your blooms are beautiful!

Lin Floyd said...

we also need to remember those who would like to be mothers but can't, adoptive mothers, just women in general!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I caught that chicken fried chicken too...oh my! That sounds good. I'm glad you had a wonderful day! Sweet hugs, Diane

Gwen said...

Beautiful flowers!

Val said...

Happy Mother's Day, Linda Kay. The flowers are beautiful and to me, nothing says lovin' like fried chicken. It is my favorite comfort food.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those flowers are lovely! And kudos to your church!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Incredible that you have a daughter named Angel!

Mike said...

I had to go back and look for the chicken fried chicken. Then I noticed today's soup was chicken pot pie.

DeniseinVA said...

That was a lovely Mother's Day Linda Kay. Thanks for sharing it.

Gosia k said...

nice orchid we celebrate Mother's Day on 26th May

William Kendall said...

That is a very thoughtful act by your church.

The Yum List said...

Orchids grow in your part of the world too? I thought they were a tropical flower.

Tom said...

I hope that you had a great day. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Gail said...

Sounds like the perfect day.

The Armchair Squid said...

I'm a couple days late but Happy Mother's Day!

Carola Bartz said...

I am not someone who goes to church (but I do have my faith), but I was very touched how Mother's Day was so inclusive in your church. I love this. Mother's Day can be so bitter for women who don't have children but would love to have them, who lost children etc. It is heartwarming to see that they have been thought of, too.

Old Egg said...

One of the problems with having special days for events is that it implies un-importance of the 364 others days for that matter. It is of course a commercial ploy. Why don't we concern ourselves about those we love and care for all the time?

Josie Two Shoes said...

I am a fan of celebrations, be it Hallmark creations or not. I think we can never have too many reasons to celebrate life and remind us of what is good! I loved what your church did, including more than just traditional "moms" in the honoring. Mothering can take many forms. The intent was right on target and well executed! I loved your Mother's Day gifts and treats too... a happy day for you!

Patricia said...

Most women are mothers in some way to someone. Nice that your church recognizes that. What sweet daughters to honor you with beauty.

Kay said...

I love it that the minister recognized all women. He was being inclusive which is always lovely.

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