Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Women's Day and a day at the beach.......

Happy Mother's Day to you my friends.  This can be a joyous day or one of sadness as we miss our Mother's that have passed.  I always think this day should be called Happy Woman's Day, because we as women, no matter our age, mother those around us.  We might have children, or animals all of whom need mothering.  We may have nieces and nephews, children living close by, friends that need taking care of, students or patients, or even aging parents we have now switched roles with and are now taking care of them. Mothering comes in many different forms, so to all of you women out there I wish you a wonderful day.  Never underestimate the care and love you have given to others, you have changed their world.  We are the glue that keeps it all together aren't we? 

So just to make you smile, which I know we all need to do, I am going to inundate you photos of Little Buddy's first trip to the beach yesterday.  We went late in the afternoon with the, "A is for Aunts" like he likes to call them.  I dare you not to smile when you see these.








There now don't you feel better?  Thank you for being here for me my friends.  And thank you for joining me in this crazy wild ride we call life.  You all lift me up and make me laugh, you inspire me in so many different ways, I appreciate each and every one of you.  
Happy Women's Day!

And not to be forgotten or over looked, my kind and gentle son is turning 19 today.  How did this sweet boy of mine get so old so fast?  Happy Birthday Mr. 19!  You are loved more than you can ever imagine.


Have a great day.

35 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a joyous trip to the beach! Our lives are so full of love and happiness we just have to make sure we take the time to see it and enjoy it. I know you and Claudia miss your Mom today but knowing you have each other is a good thing. Big Hugs to you and Happy Birthday to a very handsome Mr 19!!

Babajeza said...

There is always a reason to be happy. Happy mother's day to you! Regula

Claudia said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of the best mothers I know. Much love to my handsome nephew on his birthday and to my littlest nephew, who gleefully told us about his beach adventures. He was a happy little boy! Yay for Little Buddy!

kathy b said...

Thank Mere! You made my quiet coffee WOMAN"S day morning more joyful. Your BOYS are all amazing. Led by one amazing Woman!
We are so blessed to have had incredible moms. Will visit my sweet mom in the nursing home tonight.
I love her so

Janet said...

A happy day to you. Your boys are so lucky to have such a wonderful Mum. The beach trip looked like so much fun.

Danette Bartelmay said...

Oh Meredith... what beautiful boys you have! All 3 of them {furry included}.
Happy Women's Day to you too because you are so very right about it all. Our roles change and evolve and even for those who are never mother's they do a lot of mothering. We are nurturers in this thing called LIFE. That's Mothering.
Your pictures of Little Buddy at the beach made me smile through shiny tears.
So much love I am sending your way,
Danette

Amy at love made my home said...

I really like your idea of Womens Day! That is lovely. Happy Womens Day to you!!! Happy Birthday too to Mr 19! Buddy looks so happy at the beach doesn't he, I am sure that you all had great fun!!

Anita said...

Oh Happy Woman's Day to you!!! xxx Lovely pics and yes, I could not
help but smile at Little Buddy. Happy Birthday Mr. 19 year old. My youngest turned 19 just a while ago too. They do grow up to fast and grow taller than us too fast as well. lol
Cheers, Anita.

Lynne said...

Awww Meredith what a wonderful post. Well said missus. I had a great day, and I hope you did too. Little Buddy is going to be begging for more beach trips I bet. Looks like he really enjoyed himself.

Araignee said...

What joy! What a great way to end my Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing!

Judy S. said...

Sounds as if you had a lovely day with lots of celebrating. Sure hope that water was warmer than ours is here! Nothing quite beats playing in the sand though and then rinsing off afterwards, eh? Enjoyed your thoughtful post, Mere. Thank you.

Teresa Kasner said...

What a glorious time for Little Buddy.. playing in that big sandbox and the feel of the ocean rushing around his legs - I bet he'll want to go back very soon! You are so lucky you live close by! *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to your son.. what a big celebration! Our son turned 40 today.. my BABY.. eek. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Becky L. said...

Glad Buddy had a fun time at the beach. I could have used a day at the beach as well. But a bit of shopping yesterday afternoon was fine with me. I needed a "me" getaway from everything day. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog posts, my dear!Happy week and hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

Betsy said...

This is BeAuTiFuL Meredith. Your tribute to women, the pictures of Little Buddy which DID make me smile, and the last photo of Mr.19 and your beautiful Max. You are surrounded by wonderful men aren't you? I love the expressions on all of these faces. Pure happiness. Meredith, you inspire me so much. To be a better Mom, wife, and friend. I am amazed at how you do all you get done. I hope you've had a wonderful, wonderful day.
Blessings,
Betsy

mamasmercantile said...

I love the idea of Women's Day encompassing lots of different ways of Mothering. You were so right I smiled all the way through your post seeing Little Buddy enjoy the beach. Birthday wishes to Mr 19. Take care.

eclectichomelife said...

I agree. Happy woman's day it is. Sending love x

Una said...

Great photos, especially the last one. Your dog is a real poser.

Caffeine Girl said...

Little Buddy lives in the moment, doesn't he? And when he is enjoying the moment, he just radiates joy! What a beautiful set of Women's Day photos!
My youngest is 26. How does that happen?

Christina said...

Oh how happy the little man looks! No doubt many trips to the beach will follow. Happy Women's Day to you, dear friend! x

kathyinozarks said...

Oh I do love Women's Day so much better. and I am now smiling from ear to ear hugs
Kathy

Mac n' Janet said...

I agree about Mother's/Woman's Day. I called my sister-in-law yesterday to wish her a Happy Mother's Day, she has no children, but does have a husband she takes good care of.
They do grow up fast!

Bridget said...

Looks like Little Buddy thought the beach and the ocean were great.

I love the picture of Mr. 19 with Max - they both smiling.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

What a fun and wonderful post! I agree with "Happy Women's Day" all the way! You put it so well. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your Sunday. I know I sure did, as my family took the time to treat me to all sorts of wonderfulness.
Have a great week Meredith!

Jennifer Hays said...

How wonderful! It looks like Little Buddy thoroughly enjoyed his day at the beach. I'm so glad he had a good time. I hope you had a nice day yesterday. Take care and have a good week.

Vera said...

Oh what fun times! Little Buddy's pictures just scream JOY from my monitor. I bet he will want to go to the beach ALL the time now. And, Happy B-Day to Mr 19 year-old and Happy Belated Woman's Day to you Meredith. You are an inspiration to me and to so many others.

Delia West said...

aawww I have a tear in my eye after reading your post such a lovely read and oh boy how happy does Buddy look :-) wonderful memories created. Happy birthday to your son I cant believe my son will be 20 in November I really cant time just flies. Have a happy week, dee

Melanie said...

You are right - the pictures of Little Buddy at the beach did indeed make me smile. He is so cute and looks so happy in those photos. Happy birthday to Mr 19! My "baby" is 25...which blows my mind. How did our babies get to be young men?! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's/Women's Day!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Why have you not taken Little B to the beach before? That boy needs some sun. Ha! :) Looks like a whole lotta fun was had. That Max is a love. Happy birthday to Mr. 19. Seeing all your boys makes me want to cry. In October, my boys will be 21 and 18 and they will be in colleges 29 hours driving distance from each other and thousands and thousands of miles away from me. Egads!

Ingrid K. said...

Hello Mere,

Looks like you and LB had a fantastic day!!! :)
Thanks for sharing such an uplifting post!
Happy Birthday Mr 19!!!! Hip hip - hooray!!!

Hugs,
Ingrid xx
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Jo said...

Such wonderful photos, they certainly did make me smile. I think the beach was a big hit, Buddy looks to have had a fabulous time. Happy belated birthday to your son, I hope he had a great day. The last year he'll be a teen.

Jodiebodie said...

Confession: I failed your dare - smiled straightaway, big cheesy grin. The joy on a child's face is so precious and heartwarming and your Little Buddy is so gorgeous. He looks totally exhilarated. You are lucky to have such a glorious sandy beach.
Your idea about 'women's day' is great. A 'motherING day' is more inclusive than 'mothers' day' and it is true that women like us do mother those around us whether they are our children or not.
How does it feel to have a 19 year-old. Happy Birthday to your handsome son. e Must be at s similar stage with our families as there was a 19th birthday celebration in my household this month too. We can't help but be proud to see them becoming independent young adults. Where do ask the years go?
Thanks for sharing your happy news and cheerful pics. Have fun xxx

Gracie Saylor said...

Belatedly, Happy Birthday to Mr 19 ! I love this post, Meredith. Sometimes when it seems awhile since I have visited your latest post I find that my blogroll isn't rolling in a timely fashion! At any rate, visiting your latest post now is delightful, and I find your thoughts about Women's Day very apt. I hope you have been having happy days this week and that you and yours will enjoy the weekend :) xxxxxxxxx

Stins said...

You are so very right there Meredith, I totaly agree on happy women day !! Thanks for the sweet little buddy pictures to cheer me up :-). And if course congratulations for your dear son!
Big hugs from Mirjam.

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Yep Meredith, you are right, I'm sat here with a smile on my face after looking at those "smile-inducing" photos - and happy birthday to your other son too!
Caz xx

eclectichomelife said...

I do feel better, great share thank you. It is a crazy life, isn't it x