Today was one of those days I've been dreaming of celebrating for a while now. I had thought it would never come...my first Mother's Day. But alas, with Baby Girl baking in the oven, my first Mother's Day was exciting! I didn't do anything special, really. Hubby and I went to church and then headed to my parents house for lunch and some serious cleaning in their basement. But, to start my first Mother's Day, I was greeted this morning with this:
My first Mother's Day present really makes it all the more special. My dream of being a mom is coming true for me. God really blessed me with a husband who loves me, who understands the journey I went on, and who showed me that with this special necklace. My mom and stepdad found a beautiful card that's written with the baby as the narrator of the card. So special. They gave me a picture frame that says "Baby Girl" with a picture of my last ultrasound in it. It made me chuckle because I got a frame for my mom that said "When a baby is born, so is a Grandmother." And I put the SAME EXACT picture in it. Too funny!
That's all the exciting news on my front. Hubby and I have been doing a LOT of cleaning. We've successfully cleaned off three bookshelves. One of them is being sold, one is moving to another place in the apartment (eventually, to store baby food, sippy cups, etc...), and one has shelf space for Baby Girl's books. So I feel like we're another step closer to having the apartment ready for a baby. Not that it's perfect, but we're getting closer!
While you are reading this, please pray for my friend A. In March, I posted about A. and how her husband was killed in a car accident. She's young, with a two-year old and a baby on the way. This is her first Mother's Day without her husband and it's really only her third Mother's Day. So she needs prayer. I can't imagine the emotions going through her head. She's a wonderful mom, I'm going to be looking to her for a lot of advice. But I know she's emotionally drained and really feeling those emotions this weekend. Prayers are always appreciated, I know that.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, Moms-to-Be, and Future Moms!
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