Bitter sweet... because of the miscarriage I had many years ago and with the thought that I'd never be able to get pregnant. My sister-in-law, Madelyn, used to greet me on Mother's Day by saying, "Happy Potential Mother to be." Again, a bitter sweet, sad feeling would well up in me.
God had His plans and His timing. This year, I get to celebrate a very special Mother's Day - my first as a mom.
The other day, I had to call the pediatrician because our son had his first set of shots to be given and I wanted more information. The receptionist took the message for me, asking the baby's name and my name. When I gave her my name, the receptionist started calling me, "Mom" - i.e. "Ok, Mom, I'll have the doctor call you back in the afternoon." She said the word three times and... it felt pretty darn wonderful!
On another day, Greg was in his bedroom with our son and I was in the front room folding laundry. Greg called out to me, "Are you coming in here soon, because Gregory won't settle down." I replied, "Be there in a second, just a few more things to fold." Greg called back, "He needs Mom." Awww.
I have a new name. Mom.
I love being Mom. I can say that with all the baby blues chased away and I might get teary-eyed now, but it's because it's so sweet now.. not bitter sweet.. just sweet. Sweet blessings from such a little miracle.
Kisses from my son....
And if these two pictures in this post aren't enough for you and you want BABY OVERLOAD... (you have been warned).... I have three links to share with you below. All of them go to my Picasa site:
1) Baby 1 - these are pictures from the birth through the first couple of weeks.
2) Baby 2 - more baby pictures - LOTS of baby pictures
3) Movies - warning - first few are from the birth, skip those if you don't want to see it. But the rest are some cute movies of the baby.