Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Day

I'll have to admit, I never liked the word mother. To me the word sounds cold or something a teenage girl would say to their mom, when they couldn't believe that their parent could say or do something. Kind of like "Oh mother, give me a break." I used to say that to my mom! I think the word mom or mommy sounds so much sweeter. I also used to dread this holiday, when I was going through my infertility treatments and we were getting negative after negative. It was especially hard because my own mom had passed away and I remember looking around when we would go out to eat, thinking why is it fair that only a mom should be allowed to get a holiday all to themselves. I understand that it's a "Hallmark" holiday, but still the pain did not hurt any less.

Last night, we went out for a steak dinner to celebrate the holiday. It was a good meal, and an opportunity to spend precious time with my family. I didn't think of it as my time, but a time to enjoy all I have around me, especially my precious daughter. Today, grandma June is going to watch Gracie for us while Jerry and I sneak off to the movies. Jerry was also very sweet this morning and took Gracie with him to get coffee. He even dressed her himself while I stayed in bed for a couple of extra minutes.

I want to say, that whether or not you are waiting for your child to come home from China or another country, choose not to have any children or are a mom, take the time to celebrate you. Go out and do something for yourself whether it be a massage or just sitting in a chair, reading a book. I believe that this day is for all woman because we all work hard and deserve to be pampered once in a while, even if it is only for one day and I hope everyone has a Happy Woman's Day.

Getting ready to go eat steak

Mommy and Gracie

Gracie and grandma

Grandpa, Gracie and Uncle Pete

Gracie loves her Uncle Pete and has a lot of fun with him


Mom of Three said...

Sweetly said! Happy Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

What a happy baby! I loved all the photo's of her big smiles.
I thought about you today and just wanted you to know. I hope it was the best ever mommy's day since it is your first with your new daughter.
Hugs, Natalie

Bill and Bobbie said...

hope you had a great!