The “In-Between” Mother’s Day
i hope you had a great weekend and were able to celebrate mother’s day by celebrating yourself, your own mom and/or other incredible women who helped to shape you!
yesterday was a delightful day for me but also a little strange. i know a lot of women already feel like mothers the instant they become pregnant but i don’t quite feel that yet. when i was reflecting on this feeling, i don’t see myself the same as my own mom or friends that have children because i am not tangibly caring for something in the outside world. at that same time, i of course don’t feel like i did last mother’s day when my womb was empty and my glass was filled with wine.
thus, i have dubbed it my ‘in between mother’s day.’ did other ladies feel this way?
it was an extra special day because i got to spend it with my own mama – something i do not take for granted. i know i am incredibly lucky to not only now live 20 minutes from her but also that she is still here for me to call, hug or really anything i need. can you tell where i got my love of stripes from?
we were both spoiled by my amazing and thoughtful husband who not only did his 2+ hour workout but came home and cooked us a great brunch! i would like credit for washing the fruit and putting the cinnamon rolls in the pan so thank you.
i woke up to my first ever mother’s day card from him! yes, i totally cried. my mama also gave me a sweet card along with those pretty daisies and greenery. hilarious card in the middle is from my bestie alison AND she sent me shoes and the cutest diaper changing kit ever. i also got sweet messages from my dad, sister, grandparents, mother-in-law and friends! i felt very spoiled for being this ‘in between mother’ thing!
i would love to know what characteristic about your mom you admire most and which helps you feel most empowered? i am asking this selfishly so i can hope to instill those into our daughter!
you know i love to stretch out all holidays so a continued happy mother’s day to all the mamas, soon-to-be-mamas, fur mamas, stepmoms and to all of the women who have helped shape us into the humans we are today!