Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Today was such a special day for me. Last year, Mother's Day was bittersweet. I celebrated being Mom to my precious Ace. The girl who can make me smile and fill my heart with pure joy at any given moment, no matter what else is going on.

And at the same time my heart was breaking because I was so far away from my son.
I was here. And he was there.
So. Far. Away.

I longed to hold him again so badly, that I felt physical pain much of the time we were apart. So needless to say, Mother's Day wasn't the easiest. 

I cannot even put into words how thankful I am to be able to experience motherhood in two very different ways. My relationship with each of my kids is so unique.

Ace is my Baby Girl. No matter how sassy she gets, or how mature she starts to think she is. That is my baby. I can't get enough of her snuggles, kisses, and affection. A while back we started a deal that when she wanted me to do something for her, she would have to pay me in kisses. I will tell her, "well, I am going to need payment upfront." Some things only cost one kiss, but others are as pricey as twelve. (Like going upstairs to retrieve her orange sippy cup and filling it with Apple Juice). Now when she asks me to do something for her, she immediately follows up with, "what's the payment gonna be for that?"

Archie reminds me every day that absolutely nothing is impossible. He pushes me to limits that I never knew before, and stretches me beyond where I ever thought I could be stretched. And I love the ways that he has changed me. I cannot believe that I am lucky enough to be the one he calls Mom.

I tell both of my kids every day, "I am so happy that you are mine".
Ace of course always says, "me too, Mommy!"
Archie normally just says, "kank you, Mommy."

But today, I called him over to me and looked right into his perfect, dark brown, almond shaped eyes, and said quietly, "Archie, I am SO happy that you are mine." And he said, "I so happy you my Mommy!" And gave me the tightest bear hug of all time.

Today was the most perfect Mother's Day I could have ever dreamed up.
Both of my babies in my arms. That's just about all I need.

Oh, and this guy's pretty cool too.

Happy Mother's Day, Moms!

Especially mine, the greatest mom and Mimi in the world!

Lots of Love!


Anonymous said...

archies expression on the foto with joey is unique

go archie go !!


CurleyStreetMedia said...

Your story is simply amazing!

I am a filmmaker from India and we have just finished this small film 'Indelible'. This is India's official film for the World Down Syndrome Congress to be held in a weeks time in South Africa.

would love for you to watch it and help me share these stories from India!


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