Mother’s Day 2010.

May 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Posted in motherhood | 10 Comments

The first year I felt like a fraud. Because O was too new and the IF wounds were still too raw.

The second year I was tired, and stressed, and grumpy.

This weekend has been everything I ever wanted.

Yesterday, despite the rain and thunder and cold, we played in the house. We went to the store. We did our errands in the morning, then had grilled cheese.

I took a nap. Granted, it was only a 45 minute catnap. But it was a nap.

Then we went to our friends’ house and caught up with all my college friends. People exclaimed “you look FANTASTIC!” when they saw me. We watched O play with all the other kids, and we talked, and had a couple of beers, and ate cake and ice cream.

And we came home, and J cooked me a fantastic dinner.

In the meantime, I put O to bed. And because we were home later than usual, he was sleepier than usual. And so instead of chattering away until I put him into his crib, he just sat in my lap and snuggled with me. And we listened to the Boston Pops play live on the classical station. One of my favorite pieces – Rhapsody in Blue.

And as we rocked in the near-darkness, I was overwhelmed with gratitude and love, all entwined around and through my heart.

This morning I was woken to sunny skies and the sound of O burbling happily in his room. And J got out of bed to get him while I dozed. And then O was there, climbing over me to lay down in bed with me.

When they went to get me coffee, I got up, put on my running gear, and went out with my brand new Garmin Mother’s Day gift. I didn’t go far – 3.5 miles. But I listened to my music, and I felt my muscles working, and I breathed in the chilly spring air.

And I smiled with the force of this one thought:

I am profoundly grateful for this life I have.



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  1. Beautiful post! I’ve just started writing mine about how I’m to close to being infertile to enjoy mother’s day yet.

  2. Happy Mother’s Day! Many more coming for ya!

  3. What a beautiful way to celebrate this day for you…and what a beautiful you recounted it. A HAPPY, GRATEFUL life indeed.


  4. Sounds lovely!

  5. Sounds like a great one… I am felt very grateful as well. I wrote a very similar post
    BTW, you are sucha great writer

  6. ((SIGH))) How.freakin.lucky.are.we?

  7. Sounds like an awesome day! We are lucky aren’t we? 🙂

  8. What a great day! You’ve earned it and many more to come!

  9. I love this post. I wasn’t even there for your day, but the way you described it made me smile.

  10. What an uplifting post. I am so glad you finally got the Mother’s Day you wanted – may you have many, many more.

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