The day is so big, and yet so small. Nothing was that different. Except I was able to go to Target and not feel left out. I saw tons of moms there, loads of Mother's Day cards, and lots of little babies. And I felt no sadness, no grief. Finally. I honestly felt lighter, like a different person. I remember the heaviness I carried with me for the entire week of Mother's Day last year. It was so different this year. I didn't spend the day doing anything spectacular...well, yes I did. I spent it loving on my babies. And I even got to have my husband home doing it with me. It doesn't get better than that. Those are the good days. Mother's Day or not. This Mother's Day marks the end of an era for me. This is the new me:
And I love this me, because I am finally complete. It's like little pieces of my heart were missing, and now there they are, sitting on my lap. How cute are they?!
If having them isn't dreamy enough, here is what I am getting for Mother's Day (it is both of their birthstones:)):
Happy Mother's Day to all those new mommies this year - there are lots of us! And of course, to all of you missing your angels lost, and your moms who have passed, you are in my heart. And for those of you still dreaming and praying that this is your year to take on the title of Mommy - I am dreaming and praying with you. Happy Mother's Day to all of you!