My first Mother's Day as a Mom was in 2005. I had one baby at the time and my oldest was four months old. I'm sure there were presents and flowers from my husband and son (I'm know they were great - I don't remember! Sorry!). But I do remember it being a beautiful, perfect, sunny May day. We were living in Arlington, VA at the time, a few miles outside Washington, DC. The three of us went to lunch in DC at Charlie Palmer's. I remember being a nervous and tired new mom. Trying to feed the baby his bottle at the table and hoping he wouldn't make a "fuss" in this nice restaurant. I also remember our walk after lunch - pushing my son in his stroller around the grounds of the US Capitol.
Motherhood is scary and wonderful and horrible (sore boobs and stretch marks!) all at once. It is also one of the greatest gifts. This weekend, Mother's Day will be spent with my four children and my husband. I have plans to play Tennis in the morning, then we will go to brunch and hopefully strawberry picking in the afternoon. I am hoping to have a quiet and relaxing day!
I would like to wish all Moms and Mom "Figures" (you know who you are - Aunties, God Mother's etc.) and very Happy Mother's Day! I hope that you have a wonderful, relaxing day filled with Blessings and Love.
|January 13, 2005 - when I became a mom |