They say that the first year after you lose a loved one is the hardest. It’s the holidays, I hear, that are the most painful times of the year. Birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays with special meaning — like Mother’s Day — are particularly tough. And here it comes, just couple days away.
I’m sure many people are wondering how Mother’s Day will be for me this year. I’m wondering, too. I have such happy memories from past Mother’s Days. A few years ago we started a tradition of going to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to enjoy the beautiful art and gardens, and take photos together. We plan to keep up the tradition this year, too. I’m looking forward to it.
Before Mother’s Day 2011 arrives, I wanted to take time to reflect on the past 3 years that I had with both of my sons. I’ve been thinking a lot about the past few years, and how thankful I am that we took the time to capture the special day in photos. I also really appreciate my husband’s wonderful photography skills:
Mother’s Day 2008
Mother’s Day 2009
Mother’s Day 2010
I’m sure Sunday will have its sad moments. But I know it won’t be *full* of sadness. I’m committed to enjoying a day that is not just focused on me, but also on the two boys who taught me what being a mother really means.
Julian won’t be in our photos this year, but I know he will be with us. And I’m looking forward to that.
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