Happy Mother's Day...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ah...Mother's Day.

That ONE day during the calendar year that we Moms get that is set aside JUST for us. Sleeping in, breakfast in bed, brunch, lunch, whatever mom's heart desires...this is the day to attempt to get it...

Mother's Day was different for me this year - While it was all the way back in 2005 that I became a mother for the first time ~ This was also the first year since well, forever, that I didn't have a mother to wish Happy Mother's Day to.

It's been 9 months since my own Mom passed away, losing her 7 week battle with cancer. I miss her more than I can possibly try to fit into this space, into any space really.


When I came home from kindy orientation the other night, I really wanted to, needed to, call my mom.

When our 5 year old recited the Our Father prayer by herself to us at dinner the other night - I knew my mom's heart would be bursting with pride when I told her...

When both of the kids passed their swimming lessons or hopped on the bike with no training wheels at the park...

Who do I brag to?

There's just something about a mother...

That's why this year...I did my best to redirect things to them...

They made me Mom, Mommy, Mother.
They give me reason to get up each day.



I miss my mom, but I'm grateful for the time that we had ~


(these are the last photos I have with my mom...she was doing well, happy, in good spirits, feeling ok...or so I thought. It was the last time I would see her awake. I was standing at her graveside three weeks later.)

Cherish what you have. The little things, however insignificant they might seem, however easy they are to take for granted...stop, slow down, and be thankful for what you have.


I would do anything to hold her hand today.


4 comments:

Be the change... said...

I was thinking about your yesterday...lots of love to you! xoxo

Laura said...

It took me years to stop thinking, "Oh, I should call mom..." when something big or little came up. For some dumb reason I thought yesterday would be a good day to look through the scrapbook I gave her on our last mother's day. Honestly, what was I thinking? Afterwards I grabbed Mallory for some hugs. I'm glad you have great kids to help you thru those days.

LutherLiz said...

Thinking of you.

MommytoZoeandAva said...

Darcie - I am just catching up from being gone last week. This was a beautiful post and a wonderful reminder to stop and breathe it all in! Lots of love to you!

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