First we celebrated the best mom in the world.
Carys made strawberry, raspberry and apple crepes. In the words of Anderson they were "awesome!" Garrett seemed to like them the most because he had at least three.
My girlfriend then opened up her presents. She loved everything. Handmade cards to clothes to flowers. She got lots of stuff and she loved everything. She especially loved that everything came from her kids.
We then had house church in our apartment. We were able to bless the moms present with verses from Proverbs 31 as well as a reading from Max Lucado about moms. We then put all the moms in a circle. The rest of us laid our hands on them and Adam, our US visitor, then prayed for them. We allowed the Spirit to translate from English to Portuguese. The entire time was pretty special.
Around 11:00 I got a phone call. It was from Ansley and she was at the airport. We had spoken a couple days earlier about trying to catch an earlier flight after she got to São Paulo instead of waiting for 5 hours. She was able to get one and arrive almost 4 hours earlier.
After she called, Garrett and I made up a story about getting a phone call from a friend who had a flat. We needed to go help him. We then made the 5 minute drive to the airport. We didn't tell anyone else what was happening.
We got home and decided to let Ansley go in first and act like it was like any other day instead of her being home for the first time in almost 5 months.
We were hoping to surprise my girlfriend. As you'll see below we pulled that off. We actually surprised quite a few people. Check it out.
I think we succeeded in helping my girlfriend have an unforgettable Mother's Day.