Sunday, May 11, 2008

That Day

It's That Day. I know that so many feel very bittersweet about Mother's Day. I have to admit, I always thought of it as being for my mother. I didn't dare think about it in terms of myself.

When I got pregnant I always imagined a room full of flowers and some sort of huge celebration for my first Mother's Day. It's been quiet, and I have to admit I like that. My parents came into town, my mother brought me flowers. M is going to make a little piece of artwork for me with Luke footprints that I can take to work. The biggest miracle is that the temperature is mild and the humidity is low enough for us to have the windows open.

I have a family and a deep sense of gratitude that grows every day. A room full of flowers and a huge celebration seem to pale in comparison to that. I have everything I need.

Here is Luke in his baptism gown. It was worn by M and was made out of his mother's wedding dress. Love the bonnet!

10 comments:

ultimatejourney said...

How funny, I just wrote a post with the same title.

I had a quiet day too, and loved it. Glad your day was nice.

Nearlydawn said...

So pretty, love it when such special things are passed to the next generation!

Happy FIRST Mother's Day to you!!!!

Bee Cee said...

Glad you had a nice quiet day, I guess it was a time for reflection.

Luke looks great!

Diana said...

Love the baptism gown. How nice to be made out of grandma's wedding dress!

Glad you had a wonderful Mothers Day!!

Chris said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! That gown is seriously gorgeous. What a special heirloom!

Artblog said...

Awwww gorgeous!

Alison said...

Thank you Kate, for your nice comments on my blog. Your son is beautiful! I look forward to reading more!!

Dreamer4agift said...

What a beautiful gown!

lifelemons said...

He looks so adorable in his gown!

Laura said...

NaComLeavMo

I honestly don't remember my first Mother's Day. My son was almost one before it rolled around. I remember that for my second MD my husband bought me new hub caps for my car & got it washed... a VERY cool gift!