Mother’s Day

Happy mother’s day to all the brave, strong, loving women. Mothers who have given birth, have lost a child, have lost pregnancy after pregnancy, those that have become a mother through adoption, have fostered one or many, are a mom to four legged fur babies, and all the women that have mothered and nurtured those that needed you. We are all mother’s and I honor all of you today.

I have a mix of emotions on Mother’s Day. This is my second Mother’s Day and it is so very special to me.  Today however, is a hard day for many women. After years of infertility and pregnancy losses, I remember that empty feeling I felt on Mother’s Days. So, I also keep in my thoughts those that are struggling today. I wish I could hug each and every one of you.

– – – – – – –

I appreciate my wonderful loving husband that wants to honor me on this day. To him, it’s a big deal. I love him for that and I will honer him the same on Father’s Day (and everyday). I also appreciate the very special women in my life that are helping me navigate this mom thing. I honestly do not know what I would do without you. And thank you to the extraordinary women that helped raise me.

What did I do for Mother’s Day? Relaxed! My husband asked me what I wanted to do today and my response was, “absolutely nothing.” I came downstairs to cards and a beautiful basil plant. We had my favorite for breakfast, Ebelskivers. I enjoyed a good beer and even fell asleep on the couch. I don’t nap, so that in itself was fabulous. My husband fixed a busted pipe that needed to be fixed, so now we again have water in the backyard and can fill Rey’s toddler pool. He also put together the playground climber I found used. It was a good day for sure. :)

DSC_7880DSC_7772 DSC_7832DSC_7872