This is my 5th year to celebrate this special day...
The first year I remember clearly, dry heaving in the church bathroom, 5 or 6 weeks pregnant. I went home early. Then a lunch at my Mom's where I sipped lemons in water trying to keep some thing down.
|Me with the hubby and siblings...I'm the one with the classy seabands|
Then my second mother's day... The first one with a real outside-breathing-real-as-can-be-baby
|We were tired...And she was trying to catch a nap at church.|
|My first mother's day lunch at cracker barrel...Roo enjoyed a different kind of meal (yes back in the days when I used a cover, soon became a giant "I'm nursing look at us" white flag!)|
|My 3rd Mother's Day... I didn't get an actual picture on Mother's Day...But this is very close. Roo at about 15mos, and Friendly in utero.|
|My 4th..Last year celebrating Mother's Day in Florida with Hubby's family. This was after nap.|
And this year...Who needs to sleep in? Or breakfast in bed! Friendly was up and at em around 6 a.m....I could have sent her out with hubby. But I enjoyed the snuggles. The early rising inspired the idea of coffee (and donuts) at Wegman's a favorite family treat.
|They demolished their donuts!|
The girls went to church with Hubby and I stayed home and went for a run/walk...Spent some time with Jesus....Did some yoga/pilates fusion work out... They came home and I napped the couch Friendly came out and found me when she woke up:
|We enjoyed some after nap snuggles|
|I can't say what a blessing this part of Mothering has been to me...I wish all women could experience the joys that are in these moments.|
|Roo picked out a flower for me at church, she ran and got it for me right after her nap.|
She also drew this picture for me...It's me! I am so blessed to be called "mommie" by these sweet little joys . I still can't believe...
I'm some one's Mommie.