Then I became a Mother to my very own sweet baby girl and Mother's Day became so much more. Not just because it was my first Mother's Day as a new Mom... but because it brought me to a whole new level of respect, appreciation, and most importantly - love.
The downfall is that ever since I became a Mom, my celebrations of Mother's Day have changed. Mostly because life happens and secondly because driving two hours one way with an unhappy baby is just not how any Mother cares to spend her special day. Am I right?
Long story short, this year was the third year in a row I wasn't able to celebrate with the very special women in my life (on my side of the family). Although, I am thankful I was able to spend some time with Michael's family and they are certainly special women in my life. But.. there's just that thing about being with "your Mama" on Mother's Day that makes it that much more special.
This year, we are
neck knee deep in a remodel on our house that we only work on on the weekends when Michael is home. (And I'm not complaining about that because I want so gosh damn bad to move back into our house!! 4 weeks of RV living and counting! Ain't my first rodeo! Ha!) My Grandpa is currently in the hospital recovering after having a bypass last week and that is where my Mom chose to spend her Mother's Day. Plus, my Grandma Julie was sick.
It didn't even feel like Mother's Day for me and that's what makes me sad. Not because I wanted some sort of special treatment, (pfff... I lie. All I wanted was ice cream and a picture with my kids but we're not talking about that are we?) but because I wanted to be able to give my Mama a kiss and acknowledge more of the lovey ladies in my life.
The best part about my day was sleeping through the night and waking up kid free (both for the 3rd time ever) thanks to my wonderful Mother in law! Oh, and when Mason finally stopped crying and fell asleep snuggling on my chest. Other than that, we were busy living life just as any other Sunday before Michael had to leave for work. Michael finished the floors in the house and install the cabinets. I got A LOT of drywall dust cleaned up. I made Baked Ravioli for supper at my MIL's. Most importantly, I spent time with my babies and embraced their crying tantrums over nothing. 😅
Was that exactly how I wanted to spend my Mother's Day? Not really. Was I disappointed that I didn't "get a break?" Maybe a little. Did I miss my Mom? Lots. But I've learned that Mommin' ain't easy and sometimes you just have to roll with it! I am beyond blessed to be called "Mum" (as Remington says) by my two babies and that's all that matters.
So there you have it, not your average Mother's Day! 😉 Now a mini photo dump of the only pictures I took on Sunday!
Main Man checking out the new floors and kitchen cabinets!
I hope you and your families had a special Mother's Day together! God Bless all you Mama's!
(PS. I think I over used the word "Mother" in this post! LOL!)