Even with Joey the Devil Dog peeing on the carpet twice this morning (anyone want a dog? free to a good home), I've had a lovely Mother's Day so far. Bean made me a picture at day care on Friday...
... DH made pancakes for me this morning (and is going to treat me to a spa day soon)...
... and my Dad sent me a beautiful (and hardy so I don't kill it) plant to commemorate my first Mother's Day with Bean.
I even got a card from the pooch! How thoughtful. And the rest of the day promises more fun -- Joey's parents will pick him up, praise the lord, and DH is taking me to the restaurant where I went into labor just over two months ago. And of course, we'll get a chocolate covered marshmallow from Godiva for dessert! No rushing this time.
I wanted to take a moment to send a Happy Mother's Day to...
... my Mom, who never stops giving to her family. She doesn't even know how incredible of a mother she has been for the past 28 years.
... my Mother-In-Law, who not only raised the most wonderful person I've ever met, but who has always encouraged and supported me.
... my Grandma, who raised four successful children, spoiled seven fabulous grandchildren, and now lives life to the fullest at 80+ like it's the new 50.
... my Grandma-In-Laws, two women with huge hearts and infectious laughs.
... my Aunts, who I really enjoyed spending time with while growing up, whether we were headed to Boblo Island, decorating Christmas cookies, or enjoying homemade bear bread.
... my "in real life" friends, who are such amazing mothers that it's intimidating to me (keep the advice coming, ladies).
... my online friends, who kept me sane and connected during the most difficult time in my life, and now help me celebrate my greatest triumph.
... and to all the women currently on the bumpy road of infertility. Someone told me during my treatment that I was already a mother, because a mom by definition is willing to go to any lengths for her child, and that's exactly what I was doing. So whether at the end of your journey you are a mother to your biological child, your adopted child, your pet, or your DH (you know we all are sometimes), Happy Mother's Day, mama.