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Friday, May 7, 2010

A Special Mother's Day

I just came home from a cute little Mother's Day celebration at my daughter's school. The Moms are asked to stay longer in the morning to be presented with a gift handmade by the children and partake of morning snack of juice and muffins.  They had roses on the picnic tables and they sang a little song to us all... My daughter was sooooo excited I wasn't doing the whole drop off and run routine today..lol! And so the Mother's Day recognition begins....

Here's the gift she made....


This year is especially meaningful!

You see, as Mother's day is on the 9th this year, so does my Little Girl turn 4!  I get to celebrate being a mother on the very day I became a mother.... very emotional, to say the least :)

My husband and I had been married for 7 years (and dated for 5 before we married) by the time she came along...So it was both an adjustment...and a miraculous wonder!

My family jokingly called her Noname, because hubby and I couldn't agree on a name.  We didn't even settle on one til we saw her face....

Her sweet little rosey cheeked face...  We named her Magdalena Rose...Maggie for short :)

As you can imagine...I was so excited by the whole pregnancy experience.  A special arrival (and one my parents had given up on..lol) deserved a unique introduction.....and seeing as I had my own handmade greeting card business at one time, I got to work! 

I made her baby announcements by drawing out the celestial designs in black ink and photocopying them onto cardstock then hand colored each one with markers.

The writing around the outside says:
Starlight twinkles in her eyes...
Moonbeams kiss her cheeks...
Sunlight dances in her hair...

Then inside says:
Our precious girl is here!

What an intensely wonderful journey the past 4 years has been!  I've never learned more about myself then by taking care of someone else who's so much like me!  Let's just say, I  thank my husband daily for loving me ;-D  We just look at eachother sometimes while he's shaking his head stating matter-of-factly, "She gets that from you, y'know..."

"Yes, I know... but luckily she's cute, too!" I reply with an impish grin :)

Happy Mother's Day to all of you....may your children inherit all your good qualities...but if some of the more challenging ones slip in there...may they choose to learn from the lessons you have already experienced...

Hey, we can dream, anyways!
Smiles all around,
Cameron

6 comments:

Fair Rosamund said...

Aww, what a great post! Your daughter is so adorable :) I hope you enjoy your extra-special Mother's Day! ~Lauren

Athena said...

Happy Mothers Day! Reading this post makes me want to be a mom! Similar to you - my husband and I have been together for a very long time - (14 years!) but still no baby. I'm hoping that will change soon. :-) I actually think it's a really good idea to wait until you see your child to name her... let HER give you her name ya' know. Blessings to you and your family, and happy birthday to your adorable daughter!

Cris said...

What a wonderful post! Happy Mother's Day to you! My oldest daughter was born on May 12. She will be 22 next week and there have been a couple of Mother's Days that her birthday has fallen on. I miss those cute little preschool celebrations! Well, the ones with my own kids! I work with special needs preschoolers so I get my "little kid fix" now that my kids are almost grown (22, 20, and 18). Have a great week!
PS-Thanks for the compliments on my yard. It is a work in progress--we have been here about 30 years!

trisha too said...

What a little dolly girl you have! Thank you for sharing your mother's day story with us.

We have four children, and did not name any of them until we'd hung out together a while . . .

:)

Hybrid J said...

What a beautiful mother and child? You're so lucky.

Thanks always of your comment at my blog. Just got a call from the repairer, it will be another week before I could get my laptop back (arrrrgh) and it's going to cost me both arms and legs! (sigh).

Do email me (hybridj@gmail.com) for the "nice long chat" if you want. I'll try my best to reply asap.

Amy said...

We had my older son's name picked immediately. Then I got pregnant with twins and when we found out we were having a girl and a boy I knew I had a girls name but we didn't decide on my son's til he was born. We decided we would name him Reid if he had red hair (my husband's family has red hair and Reid means red) and if not he would be Thomas, my husband's name and also means twin. He didn't have red hair so we decided on Thomas.

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