mothers' day '10 & '11

when jesse brought me breakfast in bed on mother's day this year i thought something seemed familiar about the card he included on the tray. i was pretty sure he had given me the anniversary version of the same card (boy meets girl, falls for her marries her...without the having kids part). i remembered the vertically folding aspect for sure. it was adorable that i now had the entire set. he admitted he didnt do it intentionally.

then the other day i was cleaning and wondered how my new card had gotten all the way into the bottom of my nightstand under loads of detritus. i pulled it out and what do you know! it was the one from before. i read it and realized it wasnt a different version at all that i had been thinking of before.

he go me the exact same mothers day card 2 years in a row. i think this is 100% sweet and 0% lame or lazy or uncaring. it shows me that he really meant it both times. consistency is a virtue.
and i guess since i have done more than twice the mothering this past year than i did the year before, he had even more to say since he filled up the entire back of the card with his own words (not pictured...just for me) and he did a lot of vigorous underlining.

this little incident totally reminds me of my favorite line in my favorite shakespeare sonnet (i say that like i know more than one...nope, sure don't) that is quoted in my favorite movie (besides star wars), sense and sensibility:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

there have been many "alterations" in me in the past few years, and i love, am humbled by, and honored with this love of jesse's that has not altered one bit upon finding them in me. i hope we can always look on tempests together and never be shaken, that our love, for each other and our savior, will be our ever-fixed mark.

thanks, billy shakes, i hope jesse is wearing his getting-busy doublet today.


  1. I am with you very sweet!

  2. Chris has done this for me before, but I think it was anniversary cards. I recognized it right away and started laughing.