The church where my parents go down at the lake has always been special to the hubs and I.
For a brief moment we even considered getting married there, but the logistics of it all was just going to be too much.
The outside grotto where they have mass during the summer is absolutely beautiful, so when it came time to pick a place to baptize our first son it was an obvious choice.
We were a bit disappointed when we weren't able to have it outside since it was already mid-October, but we lucked out with a beautiful day which was perfect for some outdoor pictures.
One of the centerpoints of the outside area is a large fountain with a statue of Mary at the end.
They call it The Mother's Wall of Life.
Along the granite walls you can have your mother's named engraved.
Several years ago we had my mom's name put on the wall along with both my Grandma's.
It was always special to go and see their names carved amongst all the others.
It also happened to be the place where my mom and I took our last picture together.
I remember thinking that day as I stood in front of the wall, now a mother myself, that maybe one day my own name would be up there.
Well thanks to my dad, last weekend my wish came true when he surprised me with my own little piece of history. He said it had been the plan all along. That together he and my mom had decided they wanted to to this for me for my first Mother's Day.
I love knowing that even though she may not be here to see it, she still had a part in it.