My gifts were not all received on Mother's Day. I got the road bike a couple of weeks before, but it was close enough that I decided it was a Mother's Day gift - especially b/c even though we got a good deal it was pricey (to me). The Wii game I bought the week before b/c I wanted it and there was a great deal on it, but I saved it for Mother's Day to show my kids. Totally worth it. I ordered the crocheted slippers a month previous (but didn't get them until today) and said they could be from my kids. haha So, yeah I'm just in the habit of getting what I want (or a few things anyway) and finding an occasion for it to be gifted.
But I especially loved the bike b/c it represents perfectly how wonderful my spouse is and how he supports me as his wife and mother of our children. I was not determined at all to have a road bike or even a new bike of any kind for the triathlon that I'm doing, but David insisted on it. He also has been (and continues to be) completely supportive and helpful as I prepare for it and the marathon. And I'm so grateful. He could have easily told me that I shouldn't bother with these lofty goals and I would have yielded without much fuss or regret, but he didn't. He didn't even think it. Therefore, I officially dedicate these races to him because he's the person that made me feel like I was capable of doing these things in the first place. I also dedicate the marathon to my sister-in-law, Julie. She was the first person that I knew personally to complete a marathon (I was there at the finish line and watched her during the race), and although at the time I said to myself that I would never do one :), I super admired her for doing it. And if I hadn't witnessed her doing it I can't imagine that the idea to do it myself would ever have entered my head.
|Me with my "new" used road bike.|
|Closer look - shoes included. :)|
|Crocheted slippers - I also got the pattern. W00t!|
|"Family Gift." After Dietrich's b-day, I decided I wanted it and we needed it. haha|