I am extra blessed and extra thankful on this day every year. I spent several years wondering if I would become a mother. I know the pain and the heartache of going out in public on Mother's Day and being hyper aware of pregnant women and adorable babies. Those days are still very vivid in my mind and I am easily reminded just how blessed I am. I am a mother. If you are a mother in waiting, I hope your day comes soon. If you are a birth mother, thank you. If you are an adoptive mother, you totally understand.
A great article on how to survive Mother's Day...
I repost this every year...
Do you know about Birth Mother's Day? Birth Mother's Day is celebrated the Saturday before Mother's Day. It is a somewhat controversial holiday, some say it is a way to celebrate birth mothers while others say it should be a day of grieving versus a celebration. The day itself was actually started by birth mothers. If you are interested in learning more about the history of Birth Mother's Day click here.
Watch out! I'm back. I had taken a hiatus from blogging because frankly being the mother of three young children, the wife of an over worked husband, and a boring ol' housewife is sometimes overwhelming. Therefore something had to give and my blog was it.
We are settled, our schedules are rocking and rolling, the husband still works too much, and three children still keep me running from sunrise to sunset but I want to start blogging again.
A few exciting things are happening...
1. Our children are growing at a rapid rate and I believe pictures are necessary for you to understand how huge these kids are getting. It's unbelievable. I took them to the park for a little bit today and as Rogan walked away from me I thought to myself it is possible his legs have doubled in length this school year. The boy is getting tall.
2. Adoption.net is launching. A new website Adoption.net is set to launch very soon. The plan is for the website to be a one stop shop for all things adoption. I have been asked by this wonderful website to provide submissions once or twice a month. Agreeing to submit will probably get me back to blogging. Writing is fun for me and I am ready to get back into it.
3. The same website Adoption.net is looking for LA based adoptive families for a video shoot on Tuesday. If you are in the LA area and interested in learning more email me at email@example.com and I'll send you the information.
4. Tomorrow kicks off National Infertility Awareness Week. Spreading the word and helping others makes next week an very important time of year.
Take time to comeback and check my page this week, I hope to be regularly posting again.
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Our house no longer looks like this...
As I have previously posted, as a small child I did not fully understand Groundhog Day so I developed my own idea. I imagined Groundhog Day to be a day when giant, ferocious, swine beasts came out of the woods to run wild. In my mind it was much too dangerous to step outdoors. Instead of putting my sweet, innocent mind at ease my parents ran with it. So, for the last 30+ years I have been tormented annually. Today's email was not my dad's best work but still funny.
And there you have it, some families have nice normal family traditions...then there is us. Have a great day everyone and be safe out there!
Last year's Groundhog Day post...click here.