I enjoyed Mother’s Day 2019 with my family. I’m so grateful for my Mom and my two daughters Roxy and Carissa who made me a Mommy. As the years seem to whip by and my girls get bigger and bigger, I have to remind myself to cherish these moments when I can just enjoy being with my family.
We began by celebrating with our church family at E2 Church. It was a lot of fun, mainly because we got to enjoy Thai tea afterwards and take a pic and their cute photo booth. Haha, if only everyone knew how much trouble I had getting the girls in their dresses that morning! See me in a dress? Enjoy that because I hardly ever wear dresses. My uniform three out of four seasons of the year is capris and a t-shirt or tank top and flip flops.
After church we headed to Freeport Bar & Grill. My family likes this place because it’s not too crowded, with reasonably good food, and you can make reservations. Kenny got the Chicken Fried Steak. I personally really like the Crab Eggs Benedict. Not only are is the Crab Eggs Benedict good, their bacon and potatoes are good as well. I highly recommend you ask for patio seating.
This year was especially poignant because my Father-in-law is staying with us. He is in the process of transitioning to a home in San Francisco that is currently being remodeled. As we rejoiced and celebrated, we also took some time to remember my Mother-in-law who passed away almost exactly two years ago and both my grandmothers who passed away in 2018.
I actually got a lot of gifts, most of which I am choosing not to share, simply because I don’t think bragging about expensive gifts or the amount will serve any purpose. My favorite gift that I got was a coaster that was hand made by my 7 year old daughter Roxy. I have it on my desk and use it every day. The girls and I gave my Mom mostly handmade gifts this year. My Mom seemed to love the succulent plant arrangement that I put together myself.
At the end of the day, the best thing about Mother’s Day was that I got to spend time with my family. I know I am blessed because my parents are in reasonable health and live 15 minutes from me and I get to watch my two beautiful girls grow up.
To all of you who are in the process of adoption, a Mommy to be, a Mommy with a little angel in heaven, or a someone whose Mom or Grandma has passed on, know that I am lifting you and your family up in prayer.
I hope all of you had a Happy Mother’s Day! I send you all love, light, and blessings.
Dr. Jacqueline "Jax" Cheung grew up in Sacramento, California. She is a Christian Wife, Proud Mom,DrPH, MBA, Foodie, Writer, Blogger, Adoption Advocate, ESFJ, & Breast Cancer Survivor. Jax is the owner of the award winning Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption Ministry. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of the Elk Grove Tribune, and freelances for Sacramento4Kids, and many other publications. She was voted Sacramento Area A-List Best Local Blogger 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018 and Best of Elk Grove Best Blogger 2016 & 2017. In 2019 Jax was recognized for Outstanding Service & Dedication to Elk Grove and also received an Award of Recognition from the California State Senate. Jax is married to Dr. Kenneth Cheung (Kenny). Jax and Kenny live in Elk Grove, California and have 2 daughters named Roxy and Carissa, 1 dog named Marshmallow, and 3 cats named Mochi, Miso, and Mango. To follow her journey please like her Jax Chronicles Facebook page, follow her Instagram @jaxchronicles, follow her Twitter @jaxchronicles, or check out Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption ministry.