My Second First Mother’s Day
This was my first Mother’s Day I’ve ever spent with a full family. Previously on mother’s day, I laid around the house, or my step dad took my mom, myself and the kids to breakfast. One year, I think all the women in my family had a brunch, but I believe I had to work. Every year, like clockwork, I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers, delivered with a thoughtful message, thanking me for raising my children.
Four years ago, on my first Mother’s Day, my mom came to visit me and the twins. I finally had an overnight sitter, and spent the Saturday evening before dancing the night away with my fabulous post baby shape. On Sunday, when I arrived back to my country home, I received a dozen of the most gorgeous pink roses. I said earlier that every year I received a bouquet, but this first year was by far the most beautiful. Pink is my favorite color, and even though I usually hate babies breathe, they complimented the hue of the roses beautifully. I also got a card with a sweet message inside…
“Cara, Our Star crossed paths have seemed to create a family for us. Even though we would have never thought we would be down this path, I’m grateful to say that I have a partner like you…I wouldn’t trade you or the twins for the world…you’re the best mom this side of the Mason Dixon…the best since [his mother’s full name] got her start in 1985…You Ms. Lady are a phenomenal mom…and I know you’ll continue to be a great example for Ella! –Mr. Phantastic” (Yes. 4th Roommate referred to himself as such for a few good years…I blame Alpha Phi Alpha.)
This year though, from the moment I woke up, until now, when I am sitting in bed writing this, I have been waited on hand and foot by 4th Roommate and the kids. They made me a great breakfast, a quick lunch…the kids didn’t even give me too much grief when I went to leave the house to go run the trail at our local park. Currently, while I lounge in our king sized bed, watching the Law & Order SVU marathon on USA, I smell tilapia and hibachi rice (which is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE) cooking. If I could map out a perfect day, this would be it. I used to be so happy that I shared these twins with a great guy who thought enough of me on Mother’s Day to call, send flowers and a card…and that really was amazing at the time, but I wouldn’t go back or trade this for the world. Instead of flowers and a nice card, I have companionship. Instead of pictures in a digital album, I have memories. Instead of hanging with the girls or an extended member of my family, I am lounging in my own place, with my own family. Even though four years ago was my first mother’s day, today still feels pretty special. Oh…and this year, the flowers were replaced with NEW COUCHES. Total upgrade
Happy Mother’s Day to all the new moms, single moms, married moms, old moms, young moms and every other kind of mom in between. If you have a moment, please share your favorite Mother’s Day memories with me, or the special things that happened to you on this Mother’s Day! I hope your day was as special as mine. And my hibachi rice was delicious!Tags: Card, Couches, First Mother's Day, Flowers, Happy Mother's Day, Mother's Day, Roses