Because I’m The Mommy

my first Mother's Day

Mike asked me a few weeks ago what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day, and to be honest, I hadn’t really thought about it. I’ve been so focused on other things, and in some weird way, it hadn’t even occurred to me that we would do anything for it. But I’m a mommy now, so he finally convinced me that we should mark this Mother’s Day, my first, in some special manner.

Sunday brunch at home, Mother's Day edition

So we decided to focus on the food, like we always do for holidays and other special occasions.

fish face!

Somebody really liked the smoked herring spread.

I had also mentioned that I wouldn’t mind some pretty spring flowers.

beautiful flowers from my boys

The boys may have gone a little overboard here, but Mike keeps reminding me that I’ll never have a first Mother’s Day again.


Right now my best gift of all is sleeping off his breakfast in the other room. His daddy is washing up in the kitchen, and I’m taking advantage of this time to write a little. Time is something I’ve had far too little of, lately, with everything that’s going on in our lives.

sleepy feets

We’re weeks away from a big upheaval. Balls are still in the air, and I have no idea yet where they – or we – are going to land. It’s incredibly stressful, but I’m trying to remember to breathe, and to cherish these little moments and memories. I took a huge leap of faith for the good of our little family, and I’m trying to trust that the universe will lead us to the right place, to where we’re supposed to be.

I’m the mommy, after all, and mommies do what’s best for their families, whatever it takes.

To all the other mommies out there, I hope your day is everything you want it to be.

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5 responses to “Because I’m The Mommy

  1. Best luck and great karma in the coming weeks -

  2. All of our balls are up in the air as well…we’re planning to leave New York and head for Colorado – so that we can have a chance at some family time. Good luck to you and Happy Mothers’ Day!

  3. mjm

    I hope your first Mother’s Day was a wonderful one, Jen!

  4. Christine

    Happy Mother’s Day! Hope that things go smoothly in the coming weeks!

  5. Margie

    I’m glad you had a fabulous First Mother’s Day! Julian is super duper adorable. I just want to kiss those feet!


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