Monday, May 4, 2009

Mother's day 09

This will be my 4th Mother's day I have celebrated. My first mother's day, my infant son (William) was only 3 months old, and I left him for the first time ever to go have dinner with my husband. I cried pulling away from our friends' house that were keeping him. I quickly got over it has I enjoyed a dinner at the Oceanic Restaurant located on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean in Wrightsvill Beach, NC. (if you are ever in the Wilmington area...check it out...LOVE IT!)

Actually, each mother's day I have gone out...except last year that is. But the day after, I did go a get a needle in my stomach...does that count as going out? This year, my husband asked me where I wanted to go. I told him nowhere. I just want to be with my boys, all three. Last year at this time, I didn't know if it would be the only time I would be having a mother's day of two precious LIVING boys. And now, I have been blessed to have two beautiful boys in my home to love on daily. Honestly, what more could I want for the day?

But my husband is not easily appeased with my "nothing" request. All males are bound and determined to wrap something up aren't they! So, I just asked for a new book to read. I did have a few other requests as well...but those were free. ;) (One...I will not type out loud - I'm not that kind of lady...well, I am...but I'm trying to be well-mannered). I did request a nap! I also requested a bubble bath (in which to enjoy my new book), and a rub down with lotion once I am out. I did ask for a day with NO medical intervention. I will not draw up medicines, administer medicines, clean dressings, tube feed any solids, set up the nightly pump for tube feedings and I get a free pass on diaper duty too. :) My request is to be a "normal" mom for one day. Because I see my son as a "normal" boy...that giggles and plays with his feet and prefers cotton candy over peas. The only thing that makes him look sick is all the crap I do to him daily! So...not doing it for one day. I'll pick it up again in 24 hours with clinical precision as usual. I just want a day to enjoy my kids...both of my kids. Where only we exist, no hospital stays, no dialysis, no life threatening kidney failure. That would be more of a gift to me than any fancy restaurant, showy jewlery or expensive clothing item that comes in a box.

To all the moms out there, please do not take your kid(s) health for granted. There are SO many mom's out there that are praying for that gift every day. Happy Mother's day to all the mommas out there! God bless you and your little blessings. :)


Susie said...

Awesome, Karen! And what beautiful boys you have!!!!!

I wish you the best-est ever Mother's Day with all the requests you asked for. Enjoy your bubble bath and tickling and cuddling and playing with your boys! I'm with you: We wouldn't be mothers without them so why be anywhere but with them? ;-)

Children are indeed such precious gifts, and I've enjoy getting to know yours through your photos and your blog. Thanks for allowing me the privilege of journeying with you.

{{{HUGS}}} to you, my sweet mommy friend! And an early Happy Mother's Day!

Randi Jo :) said...

I wish you your best mother's day ever. I hear your heart.... I mean - I really haer it karen. I'm listening. I hear you! :) love ya!

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