I have never really been a fan of Hallmark holidays. I love Christmas and Easter because nothing is better than celebrating our Lord and Savior. I love Thanksgiving because food, enough said. I defiantly enjoy the 4th of July and Halloween because those holidays are purely about fun. Besides those few special days, I would be happy to scrap the rest. It may be because gifts are not my love language. It might also be because I feel like these Hallmark holidays, especially Mother’s day, usually set my husband up for failure and set me up for being an annoying, pouting wife. Whatever the reason, I’m just not a fan.
With that said, this year for Mother’s day, I decided to treat it as a normal day. I didn’t ask for any special gifts, I didn’t expect my husband to make dinner reservations, I didn’t really even sleep in. All I wanted was to have a normal day together doing one of our normal family weekend adventures, so we went to Wonderland!
We live just a few miles away from a huge Amusement park called Canada’s Wonderland. We had season passes last summer and it was the best investment, so we of course decided we would renew them for this summer. We waited all winter long for the park to reopen, this kids asking me at least once a week if it was time. Finally, Wonderland opened and even though it was raining, we couldn’t wait any longer!
For the first time since I’ve been a mom and really the first time ever, I can say I truly enjoyed a Hallmark holiday. There were no expectations on the day and there was also no fighting, disappointment, or frustration. I am so blessed to be a mama and even more blessed that I am able to spend all of my time with them doing the mom thing. This weekend was a great reminder of just how blessed I am.
Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.