Gratituesday: Mother/Son Banquet


On Saturday night our church hosted a Mother/Son Banquet. I took four very handsome dates with me. (Although when I was making Elias put on church clothes for the event on a SATURDAY…he whined, “Ah Mom…why do you want me to look handsome?”  He much preferred the holey sweat pants he was wearing.)

The banquet included a nice meal (which included plenty of food since there were so many BOYS at the event), a music video, and a couple of ladies sharing some stories about raising boys (I was one of them). To end the evening, they asked any of the sons who wanted to share something about their mom to come on up to the microphone.

That was my favorite part. Some of the little boys shared some pretty sweet things about their moms. 

But here is my favorite. The little guy got up to the mike and said,

“Once my mom and I went to a movie when I was really little. I fell asleep in her lap and she didn’t leave me there to go to the bathroom or let me fall off of her lap. That’s how I know she loves me.”

Is that the cutest?! :)

The night ended with the boys bringing roses to their moms. Because of the volume of boys I am mother to…I ended up with a whole bouquet! Yay for me!


I was a little nervous to be speaking during the banquet…therefore I left the house without my camera. (I was concentrating on leaving the house with my notes and the four boys who are my sons.)  So…the pics of the flowers are all I have to show you for now!  A couple of others took pictures of us though and hopefully I can show them to you soon!

Even though I don’t have pictures to prove we were at this wonderful event..I’m very grateful for the opportunity to make special memories with my sons!

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  1. says

    Wow Laura, that sounds like such a fantastic night. What a neat tradition. And I love that you got a whole bouquet from your plethora of boys!


  2. says

    That’s such a great idea! I am so excited to be preggers with a little boy…I can’t wait to do things like that with him! I am so excited also for the day that my daughter is a little older and my hubby starts taking her on dates.


  3. says

    What a great memory to have this banquet for you and the boys and then your church has their “Dads and Lads” weekend that Matt and the boys can go to. What great memories you are making! So, who was that little boy who didn’t get left in the movie theater?


  4. says

    I just found your blog and was excited to find your Gratituesday series.

    I love what your son said about him falling asleep in the movie theater. So, sweet.


  5. Laura says

    Sorry if I didn’t make it clear…it wasn’t MY little guy that made the comment about the movie theater…it was a friend of ours. I just loved his comment and wanted to share!


  6. Kari says

    When I read the little boy’s comments about how he knows his mom loves him, I was reminded of a quote I saw this morning. “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.” Garrison Keillor quotes (American writer and broadcaster)

    I think we parents often think we have to do these grand things for our kids so that they’ll have great memories and know we love them and such. And those grand things have their place. But isn’t it grand to know that simply letting your child sleep on your lap and not leaving him to go to the bathroom can have an impact! I needed that this morning after a rough night last night. And that, therefore, is what I’m thankful for.

    Laura, have a good week on your writing projects. :-) Can’t wait to hear more about it. Kiss those sweet, HANDSOME nephews of mine for me!


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