Monday, May 11, 2009
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday. I had a very nice day and felt like a bit of a queen bee. Nathan got me two very sweet cards, one from him and one from Chesley. And he got me some Burt's Bees lotions and things. We spent the day with my family. We spent Saturday with Nathan's parents, so everybody got some attention. Being a mother really changed the way I feel about my mother. I've always been close to her. Sometimes we do drive each other crazy because we are so different. But she is always there for me. I guess until a person has gone through pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and the care of a newborn, you really cannot fathom the immense responsibility of those things. You can try, but you just can't understand the pain, suffering, loss of sleep, and also the intense love and joy that comes along with a baby. So for the first time in my 28 years of life, I sat down and seriously thanked my mother for carrying me for 9 months, delivering me, and taking care of me when I was a baby. We talked about my grandmother, who died 6 years ago... seems like yesterday that she was here. So Mother's Day is a mixed day for mom. She is thankful for her children and grandchildren, but she greatly misses her mother, who was a wonderful woman. Mamaw adopted mom and her brother David when they were very young. They were both malnourished and under-developed. She was a snarky (Nancy's term) lovely woman. She half-raised me and my brother. We were very close. So after a lovely Mother's Day, I felt happy and blessed to be a new mother, to see my mother and thank her for all she has done for me, and to think back on my grandmother whom I love and miss.