Sunday, May 9, 2010

In Which We Celebrate Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

We had a very good day; Connor and Jeremy let me sleep in, and then Jeremy made me breakfast and Connor gave me his Mother's Day presents, which included chocolates picked out just for me, a massage gift card, and a flower he packaged at school.  Then we all took a walk together in the neighborhood and played at the local playground for a while.  After that, Jeremy watched Connor while I went to one of our local nurseries, and I got to spend the rest of the day mucking around in the garden!  It was a lovely Mother's Day, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

This very well could be the last Mother's Day that I'm not sharing with someone, which is interesting to think about.  Our daughter will have two mothers.  I feel like it will be important to honor her birth mother on this day each year; I'm sure we'll come up with some way to do that with Sylvie.  We'll do the same with Father's Day.  I don't really mind the idea of sharing, to tell you the truth, and talking about Sylvie's birth parents certainly won't be relagated to two days out of the year in our household.  I don't think that love is finite; Sylvie shouldn't have to choose between us or feel like she's going to hurt our feelings if she talks about her birth parents.  But I'm absolutely sure she'll be thinking about her birth mother on Mother's Day, so we're not going to just pretend that this is a day only for me.  I think it'll be good for me to take a little time to celebrate not only my own mother, but the mother who gave me the gift of my daughter. 

What could be better?

~Jess

4 comments:

Mary said...

I know I'm biased and all, but I'm pretty sure that besides being the best sister ever, you're the best mom ever (besides our own mom, obviously). Celebrating you and Sylvie's birth mother on Mother's Day? Ridiculously sensible, yet probably not all that common. You rock, sister.

Heather said...

I think that is an absolutely wonderful & probably very uncommon attitude to have about Mother's Day with Sylvie. I agree with your sister - you do rock!! :o)

Jess said...

Have you heard of Birthmother's Day? It is always the Saturday before Mother's Day.
http://adoption.about.com/od/birthfirstmothers/a/birthmomdayprop.htm

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

That is a fantastic idea!

 
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