Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

I hate Mother’s Day. I apologize to all who that offends however it’s the truth.  I know there are others who feel as I do and we all have our reasons. I love my Mother. She is an amazing woman and worthy of a day in her honor. I am blessed to have her as my Mom. I am a Mother and feel like I should celebrate with gusto for the sake of my proud children who honor their many Moms. So... why then do I despise this hallmark holiday meant to bring so much joy, happiness, and revenue? Mother’s Day 2002! On a beautiful spring Sunday, May 12, 2002, to be exact, I spent a nice morning having breakfast with my Ex-partner, Our Daughter Megan, and her birth parents. Celebrating our first Mother’s Day as real parents. We went to church and came home.  I sat with her on the couch her napping on my chest and me talking sweet whispers in her ear. That was the day that I made a promise to her that I would be her Mama. It was a peaceful day with great meaning. Simple words of unexplainable significance. A true change in my heart that day. I committed myself to no longer being her caregiver but being her Mama.  Four short days later  she died and again a change in my heart forever. Mother’s Day for me is like opening day to mourning week! So it is with great sadness, tears running down my face, and a pain in my heart that I recognize yet another Mother’s Day where I am here dedicated to being your Mama forever sweet baby girl but you are not in my arms to celebrate.      

Monday, May 2, 2011

Found Egypt at OMSI

Went to OMSI yesterday with the kids and Carrie. I love having a membership. We saw a laser show and a star show in the planitarium. Above all though we were there to catch the last day of the Lost Egypt exhibit.
I really enjoyed looking around the exhibit and have renewed my desire to one day visit Egypt for myself. Should those planets from the planitarium show ever align just right and I have money, a passport, time-off, and a stable country to visit all at one time. It was really fascinating to see the real mummy "Annie" and think about that whole mummy thing. When we were in the room with her Eph just kept telling me it was "creepy".