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Monday, May 12, 2008

Being a Mom

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Yesterday was my day...Mother's Day. I didn't care what we did as a family so long as we did something...just the 3 of us.
I knew it would be rainy so I planned on finding something to do indoors. I also knew that Sundays are not good for Alex because church throws off his nap schedule so I planned on letting him get a nice sized nap in before we headed out.
Our plan was to go to the Children's Museum in Detroit. That is, it was our plan until we found out it's closed on Sundays. :( HUGE bummer.
The children's museum in Ann Arbor was open so we thought we could head there. That fell through when Alex decided to not fall asleep for his nap until 1:30. The museum is an hour away and closes at 5. There was no way we would make it there with time to enjoy it.
Now what?
I was racking my brain trying to think of what we could do that was indoors on a Sunday. Mike suggested we head over to Great Lakes Crossing and I thought that was a good idea. As soon as Alex woke up, that's where we headed.
I had a great time hanging out with my 2 favorite people. Alex had fun looking around and visiting with children. For dinner, we ate at the Rainforest Cafe'. It's one of my all-time favorite restaurants. Alex LOVES it in there. He laughs at the monkeys and waves to the elephants. The food is great too.
I found myself holding back the tears all day long. I never let on that I was on the verge of crying because Mike would probably think I was upset.
Being a Mom is amazing and so rewarding. I thought about what qualifies me to be on the receiving end of this holiday. I remembered having Alex and holding him for the very first time. I remembered watching him grow through this past year and all of the things he did that made me so proud.
Today, while I was sorting through laundry and wiping Alex's little nose, I let myself cry from all the joy I've been feeling.
Alex fills my life in a way I never thought possible.
Thank you, God, for letting me be his mother.


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