One day as Anna Marie and I were talking, she suggested we have a girls’ surprise birthday tea party for Mom. Because of travel plans, we had originally decided to have Mom’s family birthday party a month early. However that birthday party had already been canceled due to unavoidable conflicts. So we were going to just try to celebrate a little on Mom’s birthday as we drove to Colorado.
I thought a surprise birthday party was a great idea, but I wanted to add a bit and make it into a whole party with all the relatives. Dad was excited about the idea so Anna and I went to work planning. Tuesday was the only available evening for everyone to gather, which was perfect because Dad and Mom were going to do Kansas City shopping that afternoon–ideal for making a surprise happen!
As soon as they left for their shopping, food preparing, house decorating, present wrapping, and other creating went into full swing. In about four hours, everything was accomplished just in time as a super surprised, happy Mom walked in!
It was delightful to show someone as special as Mom a small percentage of just how much we love her and how much she deserves that love. No doubt she has been the most amazing Mom I could ever think of. Love you, Mom!
“Give her of the fruit of her hands;
and let her own works praise her in the gates.”