It was my first Mother’s Day yesterday. I have been waiting so long to experience a Mothers Day and I must say that I enjoyed it so much. For me, the perfection was in the little private moments. It was completely different than I dreamed it would be, but perfect in every way. Our family never really makes a HUGE deal over Mothers Day and Fathers Day. The focus is more on spending time together. So we will go out for lunch together, or have a braai together.

So yesterday my first treat was a lovely long sleep in….until 10am. Followed by a lovely snuggle from my boy and a few small gifts. A mothers day mug, a lovely card, a ‘best mom’ certificate and a bracelet with an angel charm on it. From there we went to my mom’s house for a braai where we lounged around chatting and sipping on wine and champagne.

The special moments in my day were the simplest ones;

  • The feeling of being wished a happy mothers day by my family was priceless.
  • The sms’s and the calls I got just to say, we are thinking of you.
  • Being able to raise a glass of champagne and celebrate rather than being sad.

I though of our birth mother a lot during the day, and I found myself saying many silent prayers for her. It must have been such a very difficult day for her. I hope that she knows that Jayden is so unbelievably loved and treasured.

My thoughts were also with those who aren’t there yet. Those who are still walking the path. Those who have suffered a loss, or those who are still struggling with infertility. I don’t think I will ever forget what it was like to be there. (((BIG HUGS))))


Lastly, I saw this on FB and just had to share it……….

A Newborn’s Conversation with God

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

God said, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”

God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”

Again the small child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”

God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”

God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”

“Who will protect me?”

God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

God said, You will simply call her, “Mom.” Happy Mothers Day xxx