Happy Mother's Day to all!
Today was one fabulous day here in Michigan. Beautiful sunshine and a day full of family. This year Paul and I ventured down to Kalamazoo to spend time with my side of the family. We had more than just a Mother's Day celebration. We had many things to celebrate in my family that were worth a prime rib dinner (yummers!)
First, of course we celebrated mothers. My grandma was there, my mother, my two sisters, and my sister-in-law was there for a bit before she had to leave to be with her mom. The women in my life have sure taught me a lot about motherhood and have helped walk me through this crazy role. Motherhood is hard. It is SOOOO good, but it is hard. It is sacrificial and so worth it. I know that I am a better mom because of the support of my hubs (of course), but because of the women around me who have taught me tricks, secrets, watched me laugh at myself, cry at myself, seen me want to pull my hair out, and have shared their own trials and joys of motherhood. This mom thing is one bonding experience!
Second, we celebrated my graduation. Whoop whoop!
Third, we celebrated Steve's 4 year anniversary of sobriety. I admire him immensely and am in awe of God's work in his and Stacy's life.
Fourth, we celebrated Maia's 2nd birthday!
So much to celebrate and to give thanks for on this amazing Mother's Day. Belle celebrated by playing hard and getting a little sun burnt (whoops on that mommy move)! Paul and Belle gave e a gorgeous bouquet of flowers and I am getting a new flat iron for my icky hair. Paul knows just how to get to my heart :-) Good man he is.
Lastly, I am thankful to become a mother for the second time. I am thankful for my growing belly and the chance to watch Belle as a big sister. As always, my heart goes out to those waiting for children of their own or praying for a pregnancy or an adoption to happen soon. You are in my prayers. I don't know the desperation, pain, and hurt personally, but I am have seen the hurt it has caused those I love dearly. My heart hurts for those still waiting...
Happy Mother's Day to everyone. One way or another, we each have someone to celebrate today!