Mother’s day

I know mother’s day has come and gone but everyday is the best time to celebrate those special people we share our life with. Last Sunday was one of those days and ended up being full of many surprises. First Fattima and Ben came over and brought a lovely vase and bouquet of flowers from the two of them and Yusuf and Alicia.  They also got me my favorite coffee and off we went.

We had been waiting for a sunny, blue sky day so that we could take some engagement photos and this just seemed perfect! There are many picturesque locations here in the Palouse area but with a gorgeous arboretum nearby we started off there.

I won’t show any photos that will be used for their wedding but just some fun shots of them goofing around!

It might sound kind of strange since Foof and I are so close and I love Ben, but after this little excursion I felt like I knew them as a couple much better! They are an example of compromise and doing what they can to work things out, faith and true love. They are also allot of fun!



Glances, words and silent messages were shared as I told them just do your thing and I will keep snapping pictures!

It was wonderful to spend time with the two of them as a couple, just the three of us.



After our little photo shoot we ended up back at home where the kids pitched in and did some yard work. Fattima mowed the front yard and Ben worked on an area that was full of weeds, leaving a nice clean look with bark. Heme sprayed our field below the house as directed by the city. It was so nice to have this help!


Deeja got the pictures loaded and fixed them so they were the right way for viewing and about that time Abdullah called me to wish me a happy Mother’s day. He knows how much I love my coffee and so he informed me that a  gift card was waiting for me on my email!

All of the kids called me or visited and made sure the day was celebrated in a big way! Osama will be visiting soon and will put up a permanent canopy over our porch which will make the area cooler and keep us out of the sun. After resting we headed over to Fattima and Ben’s for dinner that was supplied by Fattima, Ben, Yusuf and Alicia!

It was a crazy day full of family, gifts and helping out! I mention these gifts for one simple reason, this it the first time I have felt happy to receive presents and have felt honored to have been fussed over! It was great to be spoiled and I was happy to just take it all in!

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45 thoughts on “Mother’s day

  1. I’m glad you had such a nice celebration for Mother’s Day, Lynn. It’s one of my favourite days because I get to see all our children even if only for a short visit.

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  2. What a wonderful day …. a day when you allowed your children to show you how much they love you, to accept their gifts and I am honored that you feel able to share them with us here. Foof and Ben are an adorable couple and your pictures will be treasures they will keep forever xxx

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  3. Lynn, a magical day for you and so happy you could enjoy the special occasion to the full! The photo shoot pics are wonderful … are you taking the ones for the wedding? They look so full of love and joy, free and easy.


  4. What an absolutely perfect day for a lovely Mom who so deserves to be made a fuss of. It’s good that you can now accept presents – it makes up for all of the years you either weren’t allowed them, or felt unable to accept them. Hugs to a super Mom!

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful day – you definitely deserve it! I’m so glad to hear you were able to fully enjoy the gifts this year.

    I’m also even happier to hear about the sun shade – the last thing you need is to have to deal with more issues from spending too much time in the sun. It will be great to have a space where you can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about problems from the sun.

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  6. Oh wow, just so love the happy couple photos Lynz and what beautiful photography too.. Excellent camera work my friend.. And what a great day.. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day, ours was back in March here in England.. 🙂 Congratulations to them and Many more Happy Days to come for All of you… ❤ xx You are all so deserving.. ❤

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  7. Ah yes, it is so much easy to give than to receive, but I am truly trying to learn to accept graciously, because if I don’t, I have stolen the joy from the one that is trying to give me some love and appreciation, and when I think about it that way, I have no choice but to relax and enjoy💕

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    • That is how I was able to give in, you are so right. My kids told me a few years back that they felt joy giving to me and wanted to spoil me. I did not feel I deserved anything and it was hard to accept but I started by wanting to please them and now I love it hahaha Gifts are great!Thanks for your words of wisdom. xoxo

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