Sunday, May 10, 2009
Mother's Day Blessings
I woke up this morning to the smell of pancakes and bacon. I looked at the clock, and it was late for me (7am!). I turned over, flipped on the video monitor to check on the kids. Flipping between both channels, their cribs were empty, so they must've been with their Dad.
I walked in the kitchen, and heard the sweetest words ever:
"Happy Mother's Day Mommy"
What a great Mother's Day gift.
Hearing those words come out of Christian's mouth, with his great big smile and beautiful brown eyes just about made me melt. Just another little moment during a special day that makes me realize what a miracle his Cochlear Implant is.
On this Mother's Day, I am thankful for my beautiful children, my strong husband, and my own Mother. I'm thankful for the joy they all bring to me. I am especially thankful for my girlfriends who are also Mommies. Their perspective, whether they are also SAHMs or working Mommas, keep me grounded. Their friendship means the world to me, and our time spent together is so important to me. Without the standing playdates, park-dates, and happy hours we have together, I know that being a Mom wouldn't be nearly as much fun.
On this Mother's Day, I am also thankful for the community of Moms that I have met through this blog and the various Cochlear Implant sites. Knowing that I am not alone in this "different" journey gives me peace. These amazing Mommas give me strength, and their stories give me hope.
On this Mother's Day, I am so blessed.