After church I went with my mom and stepdad to have lunch at a local Mexican restaurant. Even though I ate my weight in food, it was nice to spend time with the family.
After lunch I headed over to my grandma's house to see my stepmom and my dad and the rest of the gang.
Mother's Day has always been a time for my family to get together, eat too much, swim (30 minutes after eating), and just hang out. This year was different to me. Being a soon-to-mommy, I really felt the meaning behind Mother's Day. It was the first time that I felt something more than just "Oh, let's celebrate my momma today."
You see, when my mom was pregnant with me, she was advised by several doctors that pregnancy was not a great idea for her. She had some medical problems and lost 2 babies before me and one after me. I am her only child. While I have always been extremely grateful for her choice, this year was different.
We've always had issues but with me having a baby on the way the way I see things has changed.
She literally put her life up for mine before I was even born. Suddenly, all the "bad" things she did growing up didn't matter. I am so thankful that I do not have to make that decision. I love my unborn child more than I could ever have imagined imagine.
This year, for the first time, I really sympathized with what it meant to be on bed rest for 9 months, to gain 70 pounds and to wish for something so badly to work out.
Surprisingly, I actually received some great gifts for Mothers Day.
As well as this text that had me sobbing at 7:45 a.m. Sunday morning:
"The moment you started carrying that baby in your
tummy you became a mother. Happy First Mother's
Day my precious Stevy Lou...I love you."
(My name is not Stevy Lou, but this is what my aunt has always called me.)
The first book is from my sister for me to read to the baby. The second is a set of bible studies I got from my own mom.
I got this super cute stella&dot bracelet from my grandma as well as the Willow Tree person below.
The Sea of Magic necklace is from Bobby. He was so sweet and I was beyond shocked. Honestly, when he said he got me something, I was fully expecting a gift card for maternity clothes or something like that. Not a white gold diamond and pearl necklace. But he did good! He went to Jared. ;0)
And this is my beautiful Goddaughter, Amelia Grace. She is absolutely precious and I love that child like there is no tomorrow!
I hope you all enjoyed your Mother's Day!