My second Mothers day was spent exactly how I would want it, with my family! The bonus was that this year we were not in the hospital, I didn't have to ask for permission to snuggle my lovies and my lovies are healthy and home! Who could ask for more?
Last year at this time my babies were just eight days old. I was able to hold Nicholas for the very first time ever the day before Mothers day when he was a week old. It was only for a few brief minutes but those moments were utterly blissful. I'll never forget it. My heart was not complete though at the time because it would be several weeks more before I would be allowed to hold Alex for the first time. What a difference a year makes!!!!
This year, we didn't really do anything particularly special, and yet it was a truly wonderful day. All the "boys" spoiled mommy by letting me sleep in an hour longer (a true gift to be sure) and then bringing me coffee in bed (ohhhh such a treat). They picked out a beautiful "two peas in a pod" necklace which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, chocolates (love, love, love) and fun socks!!!! I think the socks were really gift from the boys TO the boys since they have this really funny appreciation of feet and especially ones sporting all kinds of colors, stripes, designs, animals, the more wacky the better. I love that they will roll or scoot from several feet away just to come check them out, grab at them and giggle. Just one of the many things that can make a mamas heart melt so actually on second thought, definitely a gift for mama!!!
We then headed out to our favorite coffee shop (aptly named Jitters) and shared a booth that snuggled all four of us in so nicely. Mommy and Daddy shared a yummy sandwich in between holding and feeding squirmy babes. Our boys did lots of flirting with the other patrons and seemed to enjoy the time just as much as we did. We then brought our toasty drinks with us for the road (Its May but it was snowing in upstate NY today). We didn't want to go home already so we decided to take a drive instead as the babes drifted to sleep in their comfy cozy seats, and the radio softly playing in the background. Mommy and Daddy enjoyed the scenery, just being out and about and having a few quiet minutes of sipping our drinks and catching up.
The boys sleep "timer" went off predictably at just 30 minutes and by that time we realized we had driven to the other side of town and were very near their grandparents house so we took a chance that they would be home and surprised them with a visit. There was no shortage of hugs and playing there, while the adults chatted and even snacked on yummy mothers day treats. It was a really nice way to spend the day. We filled our boys tummies and packed them up again in time to steal another nap for the ride home. It was a full and happy day!!!
Daddy was even able to snap a couple pictures before the day came to an end. I'm usually the one behind the camera so its nice to have a couple of me with my boys! (although they were just a bit too tired to flirt with the camera tonight, thats okay, still love em!!)
Also I would be totally remiss if I didn't say Happy Mothers Day to MY mom who is one of the best moms a girl could have. You're always the first person I think of, call or write to with the best or worst of news, or just something silly that I want to share. In the last year alone, you have sometimes literally held me up when I felt like I was going to fall down, you have cried with me on some of the toughest of days, celebrated the highs with me, I know worried for me. You are there not just for the "big" things happening with me and the boys but the every day things. You attempt to stay in the background never looking for recognition or praise for all the work you do, all the vacation days you use to bring us support as we face another hospitalization, or surgery. You keep us fed with food and love, wash our dishes and babies clothes when we have simply been too tired to pay attention to such things. I know there is nothing that I can say that can possibly convey my gratitude for all that you have been to us in just this past year alone, THANK YOU is all that I have.
I guess honestly the best gift that I have this mothers day is to have been given a mother exactly like you, and to have the privledge of being able to watch her love and dote on my children, and for them to know the love of their Nana!