Monday, May 09, 2011

Mother's Day 2011


Wishing all of the Mom's out there a Happy Mother's Day! One thing I have learned about being a Mom is that it is truly the hardest, yet, most rewarding job out there. I finally get it when people used to tell me when I was pregnant that "Being a Mom will be the hardest job you will ever love!" I thank God everyday for the precious gift that he gave us. How humbling it is that he has entrusted Jillian's life and well being in our hands. I try to be the best Mom I can be to her everyday and hope that she knows how much she is cherished and loved. My heart also goes out to those who are still praying to be a Mom. I remember all too well how I used to celebrate Mother's Day with a heavy heart and will continue to pray for those hoping and praying for their forever baby. You are certainly not forgotten.
My Mother's Day was a wonderful, yet, very busy day! The day started out early as we drove an hour to the West side of Cleveland to my sister's home. She hosted a Mother's Day breakfast for my family. It was fun to get together with everyone and Jillian LOVES to play with her cousin Nicole and give kisses to cousin baby Katelyn. It makes me so happy to see Jillian and my sister's girls having a good time together. I know they will grow up to be best friends and always will be a big part of her each other's lives as they grow.

My Sister's sweet family.


Trying to take a picture of my Sister and our girl's.  Jillian just wasn't having it though, what a face!


After having breakfast at my Sister's house, we drove an hour back home to our house I could get our house ready for dinner.  We were having Jeff''s family over for dinner and had to leave early to prepare!  Jillian's older cousins, Jenna and Megan, came over that night and absolutely wore her out!  I don't think Jillian sat down for one minute. 


She just couldn't get enough of them.  She really looks up to her older cousins.  Jillian is so blessed to have so many wonderful cousins in her life!!!


I’m so thankful for my precious girl every day, but even more on Mother’s Day.  After dealing with infertility and loss for three years, Jeff and I refer to Jillian affectionately as our "good egg" and that is exactly what she is!  I am so grateful God blessed us with her. Being her mom is such a joy every day!  I hope you all had a Happy Mother's Day!

9 comments :

  1. I'm glad you had a great Mothers Day! :)

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  2. Awwww- your good egg! I love it! Happy Mothers Day Karen!

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  3. Sounds like the perfect Mother's Day!!

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  4. What sweet pictures of the family! :) So glad you had a nice Mother's Day!!

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  5. What a GORGEOUS family you have...everyone is just precious! Glad you had a nice Mother's Day, you deserve it, sweetie! XOXO ~Liz

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  6. Being a mom is the hardest job ever and you do not understand that until you become a mother!! Glad you enjoyed your day with your family :)

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  7. Looks like such a nice day! Happy Mother's Day, Karen!

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  8. Yay! Happy Mother's Day, Karen! Such a heartfelt post. It really hit me on Sunday that I am a mom, that I have a daughter. Up til this point it has still seemed like kind of a dream! Totally laughing at "your good egg", we call Maura the "Super Baby"...we figure she's gotta be somewhat exceptional since she was hand-picked;)

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  9. Thanks everyone! It was a very special day.

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