Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day


I lost my mom the week after Mother's Day in 2007.  Mother's Day was the last time my siblings and my parents were all together, we celebrated in her hospital room, I got her chocolates shaped like little mice.  It was a good day.  Since that year, Mother's Day has been painful for me, a day of remembering and wishing my mom was still here.

This year the pain was a little less.  This year I focused on Emily and being a mom myself for the first time.  My first Mother's Day began with the sound of Emily 'talking' on the baby monitor.  I got up quickly and quietly so Steve could sleep and I could have a moment alone with Emily.  I went in her room and she kicked her feet and gave me the biggest smile, like she knew it was a special day for me.  I picked her up and squeezed her, she leaned her head back and put her little hand on my face, and I cried.  It was the best moment and I will never forget it.

Steve woke up shortly after and handed me three cards.  One from him, one from Emily, and one from "Honey Badger".  Oh my husband, he never disappoints.  They got me a gift certificate for a massage, facial, and pedicure.  And he said to me, "You always take care of us and now we want you to take care of yourself".  And I cried again.  It was surreal to be sitting on the floor with two people that I love more than anything in the world opening Mother's Day cards.  Then we had brunch with Steve's parents and spent the day outside planting flowers for my mom.

It was a wonderful day.  I am blessed and grateful.





26 comments:

  1. Awwwww! What a wonderful present, you deserve the pampering. I'm sure your mom is looking down at you and Emily and is so proud of the mother you're becoming Bridget!

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  2. That sounds like a perfect mother's day!! And what a sweet husband you have! :) I am glad you enjoyed it... you deserve it!

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    1. a mojito would have made it all the better!!

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  3. It sounds like you had the perfect 1st Mother's Day. I got a gift certificate for a mani & pedi as one of my gifts. I lovvvvve pampering!

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    1. too bad we can't get our pedis together...

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  4. Sweet girl, I was thinking about you too! I'm so glad you had Steve and Emily to share this day with and planting flowers for your mom sounds like the perfect way to honor her on this day.

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  5. This post made me so happy.

    Not to mention that your husband got you a card from the honey badger.

    Amazing.

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    1. my husband, he's the best there is!

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  6. This post made me tear up. What a wonderful mother's day with your sweet girl and awesome husband! Enjoy your pampering! You deserve it!!

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  7. i'm so glad your mother's day was so wonderful! i loved reading about your moment with emily when she woke up. so sweet! you so deserve to be pampered, mama!

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  8. I always think of you and Steph and Natalie on these days. I can't imagine how hard it must be to have lost your moms. Thank goodness you all have your wee bundles to soften the day and take away just an ounce of the hurt.

    Mom's are irreplaceable so Honey Badger is pretty damned lucky she got you!

    xoxo

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    1. I'm going to keep this comment for when Badger is older and show it to her :)

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  9. I'm so glad you were able to have a lovely mother's day this year. No one deserves it more than you!

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    1. Thank you A, I hope you had a great day as well!

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  10. I thought of you lots on Mother's Day. I can't even imagine how hard it is. You are a great mom to that little girl of yours...that is for sure! Go pamper yourself, girlfriend!

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    1. Thank you Kelly, I hope you and B had a great day too!

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  11. Happy first mother's day! This holiday definitely has a history of sucking ass, but so glad that Emily has brought new joy to the holiday!

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    1. sucking ass indeed. Happy mother's day N!

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  12. This post made me tear up. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day. You deserve it!

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    1. I'm glad you had a wonderful day with Tay, you deserve it too!

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  13. This was beautiful...happy first Mother's Day to you. I hope it was full of happy memories and lots of love. : )

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    1. It was a wonderful day that I will never forget!

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  14. I thought about you, Steph, and Natalie a lot on Mother's Day. I can't imagine what losing your mom must feel like. Just the thought of it makes me weepy. I'm so glad that you have Emily to spend the day with now and she is lucky to have you.

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  15. Happy Belated Mother's Day! So glad it was a great one! On you will never forget! Oh and shopping? Girl, I'm in if I ever make my way to PA!
    Ashley:)

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