I was really dreading today, but it actually turned out to be a really nice day. I walked to church this morning, which was really refreshing. I was late, but the talks were really good, obviously about mothers and of course you got to love the chocolate they give at the end. Ryder went to nursery today for the first time too....and I didn't have to stay at all! He stayed all by himself and they didn't have to come get me either. It was really kind of strange, though, cause I'm used to being with him and taking care of him throughout all of church. But it was a good break too. The lesson in relief society was a good one, and Sister Foster gave a scenerio the first part of the lesson about a lost child. It really hit my heart. But the hardest part of the whole deal was the closing song in relief society, Sweet Hour of Prayer. I've always loved that song, but never really listened to the words until today and it made me tear up alittle, just thinking about my struggles for the past couple days.
Then tonight the family got together for family dinner. I think Sunday dinner is probably my favorite thing in the whole week. We all get together and get to spend time together, and I really love that. It always feels like something is missing when for some reason we can't do our Sunday dinner. We didn't do anything too fancy, just ate some sandwiches and chips and potato salad, but it was such a good time. Afterwards we all went on a walk on the canyon trail, but on the part thats by the memorials. I hadn't ever walked on that part, and it was really nice. The boys were on their bikes with Scott and Betsy and the rest of us were walking. It was such a nice and peaceful day. When we got home my favorite part of the day started. The boys calmed down and got into their jammies, brushed teeth, and we cuddled and talked about our day and their weekend. I love our wind down time so much. So all in all this mothers day was definitely more difficult than any other ones I've had, but it was also a very peaceful and pleasant day for me as well. I am soo thankful for my wonderful family and all the love and support they have given me throughout my entire life. I have put them through so much, and they have stood by my side in every way. I can only hope I will be able to do the same if the time ever comes that they need the support as well.