Sunday, May 14, 2006
Happy Mother's Day!
Today is Mother's Day. I love it! What a wonderful feeling to be recognized as a mother. Oronzo, Snuggle Bug, and I went to mass, then out for brunch. Snuggle Bug has been in rare form, flirting with little kids in the pew behind us and then with two little girls at the restaurant, flashing his million dollar smile that melts hearts everywhere. For some reason, he's been more snuggly today that usual, giving Oronzo and I frequent hugs. Now we're at home relaxing while Snuggle Bug naps. Tonight we're going to go to an outdoor pops concert and listen to great performers under the stars!

I was looking at Snuggle Bug closely today, thinking wistful thoughts about all the things I love about him. I've decided to make a list, just to reflect:

I guess it's safe to say that I love my child. I absolutely adore being a mother. It's exceeded my wildest expectations. God has blessed me more than words can express. I pray that we're fortunate enough to adopt a second child, sometime soon.

Oh, one last thought. My SIL has gone into pre-mature labor at 32 weeks. Her water has broken and the baby will probably be born today, instead of the due date of July 16th. The doctors are hopeful that all will be well, but your prayers for the safe arrival of my niece/nephew would be much appreciated!

Happy Mother's Day to all you mother's out there, including all the birth/first mother's out there. There's a special prayer in my heart for Giselle.

12:28 PM
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4 Comments:
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Catch said...

I love your post! Its easy to see how much you enjoy being a Mother...bless you. And I hope everything goes well for your SIL. God bless.

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger Tracey said...

Many prayers for your sister and her baby. 32 weeks is a good, strong number. Keep us updated!

I'm glad you had a good Mother's Day!

 
At 9:42 AM, Blogger andria said...

I had my first son at 32 weeks and he did fine. He was born quickly so we had no steroid interventions and feared the worst, but he came out breathing and screaming and after learning to suck a bottle and plumping his weight on, he went home 3 weeks later. I hope all goes well.

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger abebech said...

Your list is so beautiful I'm crying. You have been blessed, and it's such a joy and privilege to see you count the ways!

 

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It wasn't supposed to work this way...Parts 1 through 10

(the story of the private, domestic adoption of our son)


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Adoption #2- considering the State
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Adoption #2- Back to considering the State
Adoption #2- The Paperwork (Round 1)
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Family Foster Home Licensing Prep Checklist
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Our preliminary home inspection went well!
Adoption #2: Licensing update
Adoption #2- Foster Facts
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Adoption #2- The home inspection
Adoption #2- We failed our home inspection!
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Adoption #2- Still waiting
Adoption #2- We're getting closer
Adoption #2- An update & a lead
Adoption #2- The lead that didn't pan out.
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Adoption #2- Update on this precious little girl.
Adoption #2- Quick update on Baby Bug
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is staying longer!
Adoption #2- Baby Bug is growing!
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Adoption #2- Shopping spree for Baby Bug
Being a Foster Parent Does Not Make Me A Saint
Adoption #2- Another Placement Call!
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Adoption #2- We have Boo at our home!
Adoption #2- Meeting Boo
Adoption #2- I'm angry on Boo's behalf!
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Adjusting to three 3 and under!
Stressful moments in fostering.
Adoption #2- Update on our foster daughters
CPS Workers Jerking Our Chain!
It's getting much worse!
Fostering: Update on Baby Bug
Fostering: Update on Boo
The effects of fostering on Snuggle Bug
The time is drawing near to let go of Baby Bug.
Good conversation with Baby Bug's dad.
Boo has a Permanency hearing coming soon!
My heart is breaking!
Bittersweet news about Baby Bug.
Next Friday is going to be tough.
Packing up Baby Bug's belongings
It's done- Baby Bug is gone.
Working on finding peace, one day at a time.
Referral to the Early Intervention Program
Baby Bug update
Home Inspection for re-licensing
Parole granted for Boo's bio mom
Baby Bug is turning 1 year old soon.
Day 2 of Boo's permanency hearing
A prayer answered today!
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Foster news
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Boo's bio family visits
Termination Trial date set!
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Court hearing for "John Doe"
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