Sunday, May 11, 2008

Wonderful Mother's Day

I woke up today and was given a beautiful scrapbook from Gabbie with pictures of her and me from the past 1.5 years. The scrapbook actually brought me to tears as I looked through it!!! Thanks Daddy and Gabbie!!!

Looking back I really don't remember last year's mother's day. Gabbie had been home 3 months and I still think I felt like it all wasn't real. This year, I definitely feel it is real! The love I feel for her is absolutely real. Never in a million years did I think I would be a mommy to the most beautiful, wonderful, funny, and amazing child in the world but I am. Every day I ask myself how I got so lucky.

Being the emotional person I am, I teared up a few times today. I have been thinking a lot about Gabbie's birthmom lately especially as yesterday was mother's day in Guatemala. I hope she is happy and healthy. Today I prayed for her at church and honored her silently. She is Gabbie's first mommy and I can never forget that. I am forever grateful to her and hope she has peace and knows how much we love Gabbie.

Tonight after we got home from Grandma's, Gabbie and I were sitting on the bed alone watching Dora. I asked her if she wanted to cuddle with mommy and she came over and loved on me with hugs and kisses and the biggest smile on her face. What a perfect ending to a perfect Mother's Day.

Here is my sweetie at Grandma's today.

Gabbie is FINALLY climbing on things. Here she is climbing on GG's chair.

She made it!

Gabbie loves to spin on chairs and go wee!

It was cold here today and rainy too so Gabbie had to wear tights. Not suprisingly once we got to grandma's she proceeded to attempt to pull them off.

Gabbie pretty much ran around the whole time at grandma's house. She was going non stop and the center of attention as usual.

Here's one of Gabbie's favorite things to do at grandma's house.


Michelle Smiles said...

Happy Mother's Day Angie! Glad it was a nice one.

I remember last year's as a bit hazy too. Of course I was living in Antigua at the time and feeling a little shell shocked.

I've never wrangled Sabrina into tights because it would be like trying to put a cat into tights but I am sure she would also pretty quickly try to pull them off.

Rhonda said...

I absolutely LOVE that picture of Gabbie all smug on the chair saying "I MADE IT"!!!! She is such a pretty little girl. Never got tights much on Katie either and haven't tried Em yet!!!

What a sweet gift. So glad to hear you had an awesome mother's day. You deserve it as you are such a wonderful, caring and LOVING mommy and wife.

Blessings my friend.

Jennifer said...

I love her tiny little painted toenails!! Adorable!!

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