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Mother’s day

I know mother’s day has come and gone but everyday is the best time to celebrate those special people we share our life with. Last Sunday was one of those days and ended up being full of many surprises. First Fattima and Ben came over and brought a lovely vase and bouquet of flowers from the two of them and Yusuf and Alicia.  They also got me my favorite coffee and off we went.

We had been waiting for a sunny, blue sky day so that we could take some engagement photos and this just seemed perfect! There are many picturesque locations here in the Palouse area but with a gorgeous arboretum nearby we started off there.

I won’t show any photos that will be used for their wedding but just some fun shots of them goofing around!

It might sound kind of strange since Foof and I are so close and I love Ben, but after this little excursion I felt like I knew them as a couple much better! They are an example of compromise and doing what they can to work things out, faith and true love. They are also allot of fun!



Glances, words and silent messages were shared as I told them just do your thing and I will keep snapping pictures!

It was wonderful to spend time with the two of them as a couple, just the three of us.



After our little photo shoot we ended up back at home where the kids pitched in and did some yard work. Fattima mowed the front yard and Ben worked on an area that was full of weeds, leaving a nice clean look with bark. Heme sprayed our field below the house as directed by the city. It was so nice to have this help!


Deeja got the pictures loaded and fixed them so they were the right way for viewing and about that time Abdullah called me to wish me a happy Mother’s day. He knows how much I love my coffee and so he informed me that a  gift card was waiting for me on my email!

All of the kids called me or visited and made sure the day was celebrated in a big way! Osama will be visiting soon and will put up a permanent canopy over our porch which will make the area cooler and keep us out of the sun. After resting we headed over to Fattima and Ben’s for dinner that was supplied by Fattima, Ben, Yusuf and Alicia!

It was a crazy day full of family, gifts and helping out! I mention these gifts for one simple reason, this it the first time I have felt happy to receive presents and have felt honored to have been fussed over! It was great to be spoiled and I was happy to just take it all in!

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  1. I’m glad you had such a nice celebration for Mother’s Day, Lynn. It’s one of my favourite days because I get to see all our children even if only for a short visit.

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    May 21, 2018
  2. What a terrific Mothers Day Lynn. The photographs are all really lovely and natural. Enjoy those lovely sunny days in your garden.

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    May 21, 2018
  3. So awesome! Can’t wait to see the wedding pictures! ❤️

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    May 21, 2018
  4. It sounds like Mother’s Day was the perfect day for you, Lynz. How nice! The flowers are gorgeous, and I’m a big coffee lover, too! Yum!

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    May 21, 2018
  5. What a wonderful day …. a day when you allowed your children to show you how much they love you, to accept their gifts and I am honored that you feel able to share them with us here. Foof and Ben are an adorable couple and your pictures will be treasures they will keep forever xxx

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    May 21, 2018
    • Thanks so much Fiona! How are you doing and are you settled in? xoxo

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      May 21, 2018
      • I’m doing fine. Settling takes time but is much easier this time – I know what to expect better. Getting back to blogging is helping alot – the sense of continuity from reading, interacting with and writing for people I value is valuable xoxo

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        May 22, 2018
  6. Lynn, a magical day for you and so happy you could enjoy the special occasion to the full! The photo shoot pics are wonderful … are you taking the ones for the wedding? They look so full of love and joy, free and easy.


    May 21, 2018
  7. Lynn, so good you could hear from all your children and enjoy your children’s tributes to you! How special and enjoyable. Enjoyed your photos. xoxo

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    May 21, 2018
  8. I’m happy you enjoyed Mother’s Day and enjoyed the celebration of you! 😊

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    May 21, 2018
  9. What an absolutely perfect day for a lovely Mom who so deserves to be made a fuss of. It’s good that you can now accept presents – it makes up for all of the years you either weren’t allowed them, or felt unable to accept them. Hugs to a super Mom!

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    May 21, 2018
  10. Lynn, your post has left me with a smile on my face and in my heart. I am so very happy for you and to see all those beautiful pictures.

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    May 21, 2018
  11. Happy Mother’s Day Lynn. It sounds like the best gift, you gave yourself, the ability to KNOW you are worth fussing over. 🙂

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    May 21, 2018
  12. What a big step for you to enjoy Mother’s Day and accept the honors you are so deserving of. Yippee and happy days ahead! They are a lovely couple.

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    May 21, 2018
  13. So happy for you ❤️❤️

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    May 21, 2018
  14. Wonderful Lynz and so well deserved. I am so glad that you had such a fantastic day with your family

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    May 21, 2018
  15. It sounds like you had a pretty great day. Foof and Ben are a handsome couple, and it looks like you had a fun Engagement shoot.

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    May 21, 2018
  16. Am so happy to see you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Those are gorgeous flowers and what a lovely couple they make! You take great photos Lynn…how beautiful the scenery looks from here😉😘

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    May 22, 2018
  17. Lovely pictures, Lynn. 🙂

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    May 22, 2018
  18. Sounds like a wonderful day – you definitely deserve it! I’m so glad to hear you were able to fully enjoy the gifts this year.

    I’m also even happier to hear about the sun shade – the last thing you need is to have to deal with more issues from spending too much time in the sun. It will be great to have a space where you can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about problems from the sun.

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    May 22, 2018
    • Yes I am so excited about that Sarah! Osama built his deck and then put a lovely shade over it! So he wants to do that for us!

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      May 22, 2018
  19. Oh wow, just so love the happy couple photos Lynz and what beautiful photography too.. Excellent camera work my friend.. And what a great day.. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day, ours was back in March here in England.. 🙂 Congratulations to them and Many more Happy Days to come for All of you… ❤ xx You are all so deserving.. ❤

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    May 22, 2018
  20. You are a beloved mother and you begat wonderful children. I’m so glad to hear about your Mother’s Day.

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    May 22, 2018
  21. Ah yes, it is so much easy to give than to receive, but I am truly trying to learn to accept graciously, because if I don’t, I have stolen the joy from the one that is trying to give me some love and appreciation, and when I think about it that way, I have no choice but to relax and enjoy💕

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    June 28, 2018
    • That is how I was able to give in, you are so right. My kids told me a few years back that they felt joy giving to me and wanted to spoil me. I did not feel I deserved anything and it was hard to accept but I started by wanting to please them and now I love it hahaha Gifts are great!Thanks for your words of wisdom. xoxo

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      June 29, 2018

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