Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day!

Sweet Ella Kate took her first steps on Mother's Day--such a wonderful gift and one day before she turned 10 months old.  I've been so ready for her to start walking, so she can keep up better with her brother (and not eat everything on the ground).  She took more steps numerous times today, so here's hoping this isn't just a fluke.

My in-laws ended up going out of town on Saturday, so Blake sent me to their house that evening so I could sleep late and have a leisurely Mother's Day morning.  Alone time and rest is how I recharge, so that was the best gift he could have given me.  I think I could have spent the entire day in bed, but I managed to get up at 10 so I could swing by Starbucks and Target before heading home to join the family for a trip to the Market.  Both kids were thrilled to see me and extra sweet. I called my mom and had given her a card (painted by Jackson) and gift earlier in the week.  We spent the evening with Blake's dad and step-mother, and it was a great day.  
I thought a lot about the moms in my life as well as my friends who long to me mothers but aren't yet and those who have lost their moms.  I prayed a lot for a woman who recently lost both of her children and her mother in a tragic accident; I cannot imagine her day.  Or my friend who had a double mastectomy today and has 2 young children to care for as well.  I have much to be thankful for and am so privileged to be a mother.

p.s. I'm grateful for fresh strawberries, and Jackson being able to eat some out of a neighbor's garden.


lisacng @ said...

Wow, walking already at 10 mos! That's incredible! Our daughter is 9 mos and not even crawling yet. Trying. And pulling up. But just scooching slowly along on her butt.

So sweet the day you had, with sleeping in, going to Starbucks and then spending time with the family at the local market.

*Sigh* how sad, that friend that lost her kids and mom, and the one who needed the mastectomy.

We definitely have much to be thankful for!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Go Ella go! That's crazy impressive - she's going to be running in no time! Love that you had the perfect (for you) Mother's Day and that you recognize/appreciate all that you have. Happy day, mama!

laura anne said...

Much praying for your friends.

And wow - Ella! Look at you go!

So glad you had a lovely mother's day!! :)

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Bone said...

I hope your husband took full credit for having Ella wait until Mom's Day to take her first steps ;-)

Dr RJJ said...

Sounds like a great day. Great Day for a great milestone.