Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Today was a wonderful day! Augustine joined Luke and I in bed at 6 am, and we all slept until 8:30 am! While we were playing in bed for a few minutes before getting up, Augustine rolled from his back to his tummy for the first time! We gave Augustine a bath, which was fun because Luke isn't usually home when he bathes. Then Luke made us pancakes--my favorite--for breakfast and honored me with a sweet card and some fun stuff for my video camera! He also got me a framed 8x10 picture of the three of us visiting my Mom's grave at the sweet, especially for Mother's Day. We spent the morning relaxing around the house waiting for the Comcast guy (on Mother's Day?...I know!). It ended up being a perfect excuse to just chill though, so it was nice. Later, we took a nice, long walk and then had a late lunch at Panera...YUM! While Augustine was playing in the living room, he rolled over again! We went to a 5 pm Mass, which was lovely! After a little playtime and some books, we put our Little Man to sleep. And now here we are, relaxing on the couch... Maybe Augustine will sleep all night as a little gift to his Momma--although I might miss seeing him at 1 am...and 3 am...and 5 am if he did that!

Augustine & I on Mother's Day...after I took off his overalls and got into my pajamas, of course!
Thoughts on my First Mother's Day

Mother's Day has been kinda a sad day for me for the past 20 years, so it was pretty awesome to celebrate with Augustine this year! He and Luke both made it a very special day.
But it was not exactly what I thought it would be...
All this time, I thought Mother's Day was the day when children went out of their way to make their Mom's feel special--and that is a big part of it, for sure. But I realized today that Mother's Day is more about being thankful for being a Mom than being thanked for being a Mom. I certainly wasn't the hero today--I was merely the spotlighted recipient of one of life's greatest gifts: Motherhood. I found myself thanking Augustine (and God) all day long--because without them, I wouldn't get to share in this incredible journey. I love being a Mom! Being a Mom allows me to love--and be loved--in a new and wonderful way. As blessed as Augustine may feel to be my child (he shows me the best ways a 4 month old can, with lots of sweet smiles, precious touches, hearty laughs, long streches of sleep...), I feel infinitely more blessed to be his Momma!
Happy Mother's Day to all Moms!!!
Rest in Peace, Mom.
And Mother Mary, thank you for being the greatest Mother of all!

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