My Mother’s Day

Even though I don’t really consider this my 1st Mother’s Day, society acknowledges it as such. In 2008, I had lost Green Bean a few months before. My friend Becky and of course Josh both acknowledged me as a mom that year. Last year, I had literally just found out the day before Mother’s Day that I was pregnant again.. When we announced the pregnancy on Mother’s Day, people said “Happy Mother’s Day” to me but almost everyone I’ve encountered today has wished me “Happy 1st Mother’s Day!”


I’m blessed to be a mommy to two babies; one I hold in my arms, and one I hold in my heart only.

Today was a great day. Josh, Nellie and I roamed around the Chattanooga Market for a while. After, we grabbed some lunch and I dropped Josh off at his brother’s house. I went with his brother Tim yesterday to see Iron Man 2, because he wanted to take both of us but my mother-in-law couldn’t watch Nellie so Josh told me to just go. I watched it, reveled in it’s awesomeness, and then made Josh go see it today. Nellie and I went to a huge used bookstore here in town called McKay where I managed to snag the next book in the Sookie series that I haven’t read – Dead and Gone. I AM EXCITE. We came home, took a little nap together in the chair and when daddy got home we all took a walk downtown and got ice cream. I wore Nellie in the Moby facing out, so the world could marvel at her Cute. And marvel they did. I felt proud to be walking with my baby and husband.

It’s been a great weekend. A wonderful Mother’s Day. Sometimes, when I think about how blessed I am, I lose the ability to breathe for a second and wonder what I did right to deserve such a life.


Seriously. How could I ever ask for more?

Mother’s Day 2010


May 9th, 2009:


May 9th, 2010:



What a difference a year makes.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who hold, play, and kiss your babies today.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are anxiously anticipating the moment where you can hold yours.
And Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who can only hold your precious babes in your heart.

I am honored to share the title of “Mom” with all of you today.