Friday, May 7, 2010

May 9th

Seven years ago, several wonderful things happened. Two of them are particularly relevant this weekend.

First, in March of 2003, my mom moved 3,000 miles in order to be near me. Okay, granted, she actually moved 3,000 to be near her soon-to-be-born first grandchild. But still, I was a big winner in that deal. During most of my adult life, I have lived a significant distance from my mom, and now I am so lucky to have her within walking distance. (True, I don't usually walk to her house, but the fact that I could, is huge). Getting to see her every week is such a gift, as is getting to see her build such a wonderful relationship with my kids. We are all so lucky.

Second, my son was born on Friday, May 9, 2003, two days before mother's day. But we were still in the hospital on Mother's Day because he was jaundiced and had to stay an extra day, and no way was I leaving without him. So I spent my first Mother's Day in the hospital with my new son. And this Sunday, his birthday is on Mother's Day (as was his first birthday), and I can't imagine a better Mother's Day gift.

I love you, Mom.
I love you, my sweet Boy.


baxie said...

may 9th is my birthday too- happy birthday to us!

Ink said...

Happy everything! Mother's Day, too!

Really just revelling in the sweetness of your post. :)

Anonymous said...


Happy Mother's Day!

Gaga said...

Thanks! I love you and that boy, too! And of course being close to you did play some part in our move:) The boy served as a good excuse.

courtney said...

I LOVE this post. It warmed my heart. Can't wait to hear about the other 5 things! Happy mom's day to you and your mom. Happy birthday to the sweet, sweet boy!

TKW said...

Happy Mother's Day and birthday to your sweet boy!

I'm so jealous that your mom is walking distance from your house. I'd love that.

The Steel Magnolia said...

So sweet! Happy Mother's Day!

C. Troubadour said...

Happy birthday to the Boy! And happy Mother's Day, GEW. A new baby for the occasion does sound like it was especially fitting. Hope there is much celebration planned for your shared special day this year :)

loveskidlit said...

Enjoy the double whammy! Happy Mother's Day (and to your mom too)!

Good Enough Woman said...

Bax, Happy B-day!

Ink, I am surrounded by sweetness. :) And you are part of that sweetness!

JC, Thank you for the herky props!

Gaga, So glad you're close by so that we can enjoy good meals and margaritas together!

Courtney, Thank you my debt-free friend!

TKW, Having a nearby mom is, indeed, wonderful. I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Thanks, Steel! Hope you had a great weekend in your new house!

CT, Thanks! And we did a lot of celebrating. Although we did have some moments wondering who should get to pick dinner--the boy or me. Since my mom was there, the moms won.

Thanks, LKL! Hope you had a great Mom Day!