I don't need flowers or gifts or candy. I don't need a "day off." I could even do without the homemade cards I love so much. The greatest joy of mother's day, hands down, is right here in these three faces. Motherhood in general is an undeserved gift from a very gracious God. Being mama to Alyssa, Parker and Reagan is the greatest privilege anyone could ever hope for. Undeniably, they all take their turns in testing my patience - some days they even corroborate to advance my sanctification - but I wouldn't trade them for the world! Take away the carefully selected doughnuts, sweet words and the whimsical drawings commissioned for the occasion and I would still have the very best part of a very special day.