I wasn’t going to write about mother’s day. I figured there are so many bloggers posting about it, the world didn’t need another one. Plus the fact, the bloggers I follow have said it all more eloquently then I ever could. But then today happened. And it was good.
I did not receive any material goods today. Best present EVER!! (Diamond store trying to market to me on my tv – we don’t have the money for it anyway 😉 ) The morning saw homemade cards from both the sidekick and kid. We then drove over to my parents. My mom has lived in Saskatchewan since 2007. She hasn’t had any of her 7 (yes, that’s right I typed 7!! not a typo!!) children with her here to celebrate in that time. She was beyond happy that she was able to spend time with us.
That was what today was about. Just spending time with each other. We drove to Fort Qu’appelle to explore more of what Saskatchewan has to offer.
We found a ‘fort’ of sorts to pose in front of.
I realized the kid will be driving in 2 1/2 years. #mindnumbing
I was able to watch my family and give thanks for what I have.
And come on??? WHO doesn’t want to visit a fish hatchery?
We had a lovely tour guide whose name was Ben. He was 12, and was extremely knowledgeable about the whole process. I was quite impressed by him.
This one actually had me thinking. Even in captivity, only the strong survive. Which today sadly is also the human race today. We have everything we could desire, but it’s starting to look like only the powerful have the resources to survive. That revelation I had made me a little sad.
The day ended with ice cream.
For me it was a reiteration of how much you don’t need gifts to show a person how much you love them. The time my family and my parents spent together – that’s something I will treasure more then any flowers, diamonds, or massages….well maybe not the massage. I’ll save up some more money for that one myself though 🙂