If you haven’t read Part One of the Weekend Recap, check it out here.
Tim, Tebow and I packed up our overnight bags and headed to my parents’ house Saturday night to spend Mother’s Day weekend with my mom. Since Tim was golfing until 6 pm, I knew everyone would be hungry for dinner by the time we arrived so I had already prepped the food for the grill beforehand. That way, all we would have to do was unload and grill!
When we arrived, the first thing I did was say hi to my other dog, my parents’ dog Lucky. It is hard for me to believe, but Lucky is almost 15 years old and last week she was diagnosed with lymphoma. My family and I are, needless to say, devastated. Before Tebow, Lucky has been the only pet I have ever had, but more than just that, she is a part of our family. Our Mother’s Day celebration dinner began with a few tears, but it was also full of laughter as we relived all of the funny things she has done throughout her life. If any dog has brought joy to its family, Lucky is one of them.
As we fired up the grill, we continued to reminisce over the good times in the past. Why is it that the best things in life seem to be fly by? And, how do we ever forget that the important moments in life revolve around family and friends? Not money. Not looks. People.
Dinner was quite the feast and I filled my plate up with half a hamburger on a bakery-soft bun, a small piece of chicken breast, corn on the cob, and fresh grilled veggies.
To finish off the Mother’s Day feast, my mom had made homemade yellow cake and chocolate buttercream cupcakes. Reminded me of my childhood.
The rest of the night was spent enjoying each other’s company, laughing, crying, and telling old stories.
Saturday morning, I slept until after 9:00 am. As a girl who usually gets up at 7:30 am on the weekends, this was quite the feat! We laid around for just a little bit while sipping on coffee and reading the ads in the paper. We were planning on going out to brunch, but at this point we knew getting seated anywhere might have been next to impossible considering it was 10:30 am on Mother’s Day. Instead, my mom and I decided to whip up breakfast together.
I made a 5 egg omelet that was filled with melted colby jack cheese.
Also on the menu was waffles, of course!
I added to my plate 1/4 of the omelet, fresh sliced strawberries, and two waffle squares topped with toasted walnuts, warm syrup, and dollops of whipped cream.
A perfect Mother’s Day brunch indeed!
After breakfast, we headed back outside to spend time sitting with Lucky. Again, tears were shed as we petted her, told her how much we loved her, and said our goodbyes. At this point, we have still not come to a decision, but we surely know we won’t allow her to suffer. She has been too amazing of a dog to not show her respect and to make sure she is happy and comfortable. Until then, we will say our prayers, ask for guidance, and show her plenty of love.
Finish this sentence: The Best Things in Life are…
Tell me about your first dog? What did he/she mean to you?
How do you handle bad news? Do you lean on others, or are you more of an introvert?
What is your favorite meal to grill?