Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mama's Day


Here it is, the eve of my very first mother's day as a mama. I love taking care of this sweet little boy and doing mommy things and giving him his fill of hugs and kisses.

(For those just tuning in, my husband and I are foster parents to a little boy who will most certainly go back to his own mother once she gets her life back on tracks.)

He's been sick this week. He's had sniffles before but this bout was a little bit more severe. Most of last week he only wanted to be held. We spent quite a bit of time in the rocking chair humming songs. The poor dear is feeling better today. Just in time for me to come down with it.

Happy Mother's Day to my own sweet mother who taught me love by loving. I've thought of you so often these last few days of taking care of this sick little chickadee...and how even now when I'm sick, I still long for your warm hands to hold my head. Your hands are magic and I always felt better when you did that. 37 years of thank you's for that and everything else you did (and do!) for me.

Happy Mother's Day to all my mama friends out there. Feel loved and appreciated and cherished today and everyday.

17 comments:

Jerusalem said...

Happy Mamas Day to you too! Sounds like you spent a sweet week helping a little one heal, which is such a special Mama job! Have a lovely day celebrating with your precious family.

Cheryl said...

Oh you've got me all teared up, Sweets! In a good way, of course. You're a wonderful Mama to Baby and he is lucky to be your boy for as long as you are together. His little heart will have a special imprint of Mama Amy on it! Get well quick, Friend. Big Mama-ish squeezes to you both....
love, cheryl

Jeanne said...

Happy Mother's Day
God bless you for taking care of this sweet child.
Blessings
Love Jeanne ^j^

Mim Smith Faro said...

Happy Mother's Day!

I have enjoyed following your journey into mamahood and I am constantly touched by your compassion and kindness.

Sue said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mothers day, and baby is feeling a bit better. Does that mean you shared mothers day with baby's mum? He is so lucky to have you for comfort, in sickness and in health!
Sue

scrapbookideas said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! I love saying that to someone for their first Mother's Day :). I know you are such a fabulous mom, and what a blessing you are in little baby's life! God Bless!

natalie said...

I hope you had the best first Mama's day ever!! Baby is so lucky to have the two of you!

Cherry Menlove said...

What a beautiful post and how blessed you are to be able to foster this dear child. You are doing more good for him and for his life on this earth than you could possibly imagine. AMAZING AMY!

Lots of love
Cherry xoxoxo

bellabella said...

Not only do you have a beautiful, creative heart, but a loving one, too. I am glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Paper Relics said...

Happy Mother's Day Amy!

So glad Baby is feeling better, but sorry to hear it moved on to you!
Take care of yourself!

xo!

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

what wonderful people you and your husband are to open your hearts and home as a foster parent.
It really takes a very special person to do that,
smiles,
Sandy

charlotte said...

thought of you so much yesterday...wish I had made my way here to tell you so. a wonderful post, Amy....the legacy of love- magic. feel better! xoC

Lorrie said...

happy mothers day to you for giving your heart out the way you do and providing your warm hands as well.

ebogie said...

How wonderful you are to take in this boy and give him a home!Mother is a term for "primary caregiver" in my world, and you are giving him all the love and care you've got!
I love your Inspire magazine! Great, fun craft ideas. My niece and I are shrinky-dinking this weekend because of you!

Saucy said...

Even though it was a little sniffly and runny, I bet it was the sweetest Mother's Day ever! xoxox

holly abston said...

Amy, God bless you, Rich and this sweet baby boy. Happy Mother's Day to you.... the first of a lifetime full of Mother's days. You touch my heart so much with the stories of your life with baby. I prayed for your family on Mother's day, as I do often. What a blessing you are to this child, and he to you.

Anonymous said...

I remember my first mommy's day as a foster mom to Joe. Eventually we were able to adopt him and now he's 17-- has his driver's license--went to the prom with his beautiful girlfriend......

But 16 years ago, he made me a mommy to a real living baby.