Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Today is mother's day. I am a mother. I got to spend my mother's day at work with my coworkers (including one sometimes cranky, paranoid baker) and my coffee drinking patrons. Happy Mother's Day to me.

I think Mother's Day should be a statatory holiday. Why not? I think we deserve it. After going through the whole childbirth thing the least we should get is one measley day.

After work I was welcomed home to little hugs and kisses (and one poopy diaper) from my 3 little angels. The oldest presented me with his Mother's Day creation. A homemade card and the most beautiful necklace a mother could ask for (cut outs of 2 little hands and a card with a poem on it strung on a piece of pink ribbon). Love it AND wore it.

My darling fiance gave me a card and a truly gorgeous necklace with a pendant depicting a couple with a child. I love it also and will continue to wear it.

Had (pizza) dinner with my soon-to-be inlaws and cake. Cake is always good. Watched as the 2.5 year old presented Grandma with her gift and cards which of course she would have cooed over even if they had been nothing more than scribbles by tiny hands.

I love being a mom on Mother's Day though it makes me sad that I lack a relationship with my own mother and can't share the day honouring someone I adore. Maybe one day she won't think appologies mean weakness or giving in and we can try again. Until then I will hold my little men tight and enjoy Mother's Day from only the Mother side instead the Daughter side as well.

Happy Mother's Day.