Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13th and it got me thinking about what are my favorite gifts the kids have given me over the years?

It's not the gifts or cards they bought at the store. It's the handmade gifts and the cards made by them with their very own handwriting.

This was a gift from my son Benjamin when he was in the 4th grade. I use it as a spoon rest in my kitchen. It may not match anything in the kitchen, but I get to see it everyday. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen with two teenage sons!! They are hungry all the time, but I don't mind. Soon ... they will no longer need me to fix them something to eat. Someday they will be gone and the house will be quiet. I will still have my handmade gifts to remind me of their love.