monday, may 10

yesterday was mama's day or as you may remember from last year, i like to refer to it as fabulous woman's day.

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i have to say, i had a pretty idyllic day for it only being my third official year of being a mother.  i was pretty excited to just spend the day with my family seeing as we hadn't been together for nearly a week.  i got to sleep in, had breakfast in bed, delicious lunch out, time to catch up on girlie things while adali took a longer than usual nap and an awesome grilled dinner followed by the very appropriate for mother's day movie, the blind side.  

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 the day was so fulfilling that i stayed up until the clock showed midnight just so i could soak in every last ounce of the day that reminds me that in a world of very little promises there is the one that i will forever be a mother.  

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there is something very peaceful in the realization that i don't "need" anything physical to be a mother.  i don't need the latest fashions, i don't need the perfect body, i don't need anything except the love that was passed down to me from the exceptional women before me including my very own mother…that and maybe a smidge (ok a lot when they turn 2) of patience.  

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when adali grows up and doesn't need me to brush her teeth for her anymore or doesn't need help buckling her shoes or help writing her name…when she grows up and walks through the doors of school without me or doesn't need me to read to her before bed…when she grows up and goes to the movies without me or drives to a friends house by herself and eventually leaves for college, i will still be her mother.  i will be the one that at one point in time did all of those things for/with her.  i will be the one that taught her to be the fabulous woman she will be so she is able to do all of those things without me…and nobody can take that away from me…because i am her mother.     

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much love,

mama a


6 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Well said Mama A!
    Glad you had a good Mother’s Day. Could you send some of those ideas to my husband?
    Great photos.


  2. sara t says:

    Happy Mothers Day Jamie! Great post – liked all the pictues – LOVED the last two – those are great!!

  3. Jenny says:

    Happy Fabulous Woman’s Day! I always enjoy the perspective of your posts. I have to admit that sometimes they leave me feeling wistful and just a little guilty. REALLY though its a good thing! You see, having been blessed 4 times with happy, healthy children I sometimes forget about all of you out there that ache with want for a child or ache with sorrow over a sick child. So thank you Jamie for reminding me what it really means to be a mother, and on those days when I’m knee deep in dirty laundry, dirty dishes, toddler toys, and notes home from school, I’ll be more appreciative of their causes!

  4. Jenny says:

    I finally leave a comment and I can’t even get my blog address right! Maybe I should be banned from the blogosphere!

  5. Mandy says:

    There should be a warning on some of your posts…I read this at school, while my kiddos are hard at work on a project, and I started tearing up! Beautifully said, Jamie! Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. Tiffany says:

    Looks like you had a fantastic mother’s day! I love the pictures of you and Adali.

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