This weekend has been such a crazy, fun, sad, and joyful weekend. I was so so happy to have my Mom in Fort Worth for Mom's weekend. My mother is the brightest light in my life and I love when she comes to visit. Mom's weekend is always so great because it is just us one on one and I so enjoy it. That rarely happens for us and being with my Mom is such a joy. This Mom's weekend was a little different because since I am on the exec board for beta, one of my jobs is to be in charge of Mom's weekend. I did have a tremendous amount of help from the Beta Mom's Club. They are amazing women and I really appreciate all they do for our chapter. I think the weekend as a whole was a big success and that is something to be thankful for.
Friday, my mom went on my tour, as I mentioned, which was so so incredible. The fact that the last time we went on a tour together was when I toured TCU and decided to make that my next chapter of my life...that amazes me. Talk about full circle. y'all. God is good. I then got my acceptance letter to frog camp and loved having my Mom here to celebrate with. We went to the mall to get her some things, we went to Fuzzy's (her favorite spot) with one of her best friends from high school who's son is looking at TCU. We then went to a little cocktail party at a friend's house with all our Mom's and then to a great restaurant downtown with on of my best friends and his Mom and Granna, whom we went to NYC with last spring break. We love "making memories," as Granna says.
Saturday, my Mom and I had brunch with her same friend and her son, who had interviewed for Chancellor's Scholar over the weekend, which is such an awesome thing!! Jacob would be such a great addition to the TCU community... We will keep our fingers crossed. We then ran some errands and then yesterday afternoon we had a cooking class with all the other Mom's, which went fantastically. So much fun!! Last night we had dinner with a bunch of people and ended up hanging out in the hotel lobby last night afterwards.
Sunday (today), we had brunch at the Colonial Country Club and got to just spend time with a bunch of Mom's and sons.
Overall I would say it was a 10 out of 10!! My mom loves this weekend because she gets to see a tiny glimpse at what my life is like here. She meets my friends (falls in love with them) and is reassured that I am in the right place. It makes my heart so happy. Thanks for coming Mom!! I couldn't imagine Mom's weekend with anyone else. Can't wait to hang with you in a few weeks on Spring Break!!! Love you to the moon and back times ten!!
However, this weekend was also sad because of the passing of my sweet friend Taylor Helland. Please continue to keep her family and friends in your prayers. Loss is one of the hardest things in the world. Taylor was my age, but the coolest thing is how big of an impact she made in such a short amount of time. I so admire her for that. Thank you, Taylor. TCU is really living by your famous words, "Choose Joy." Prayers are so appreciated!
Here's to finding joy in Mom's weekend 2016!!
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A student at Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!