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Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Amnesia

What beautiful weather for Mother's Day we had!

Insert sarcasm.

Yuck! It was pouring down rain. Josh worked al day as a result of having to be off last weekend for a wedding we attended. But overall , it actually a really nice Mother's Day. I got to go see Les Miserables with my Mom and my sister. It was the first time just the three of us had seen a show together, without my Dad.

This spring seems like there's a lot of firsts. Mostly because I really don't remember much between February and about June of last year. I was still in a fog over having a newborn, wrapping my head around Wyatt's diagnosis and feverishly moving forward with my education. So much so that I feel like I was an amnesiac for that time! Yesterday, I woke up and thought: Wow, my first Mother's Day with two kids!

Um, yeah, not so much. It's my second.

It's kind of fun, in a way. I'm getting to feel the excitement about things that I "missed" during my fog. I honestly, have zero recollection of what we did for Mother's Day last year. So, to have a very nice one (minus a fever for Wyatt and a melt-down with Eden) with my kids this year is just peachy. I love that I was able to be a Mom - of both a boy and a girl - something I wasn't ever sure I'd ever fulfill at one point. And I loved snuggling on the couch with them on a rainy afternoon, even if it was just for a moment. Overall, I felt blessed this weekend, for the big things and the little things.

And for things I don't remember.

Happy belated Mother's Day all!


  1. Nice post. Glad you are taking the time to breathe and count your blessings. This Mother's Day was filled with joy for me too. No worries of what might be. Last year at this time, we had just found out about G's heart condition. I had also lost a baby three years prior on Mother's Day and was mourning the anniversary. To say the day last year was full of anxiety is an understatement.
    This year was filled with the joy of a new and now healthy baby and time spent with the ones I love the most. While life is never perfect, it is fulfilling and wonderful. Funny how your perspective can change in a year.

    1. I really want to see those joys! Sometimes I get drawn into the negative, and that's not who I am. It's wonderful to have such joyous friends : )