Monday, May 11, 2009

My 1st Mother's Day

First of all, thanks to everyone who left me such sweet comments regarding Mother's Day. I can say it was one of the most incredible days I've ever experienced! I had high hopes, with it being my first one and all, and it completely exceeded my expectations.

It started at the hospital, where Jeramie and I got to spend a few hours of uninterrupted quality time with our son. I was also greeted by a card that Ethan and his night nurse had made for me.

Then, we got a special visit from my good friends Wendy, Nancy, & David. They drove all the way from Wilmington to surprise us with an amazing gift. Evidently, a HUGE yard sale was held on Saturday to benefit Ethan and our medical expenses. We knew nothing about this, and were shocked to learn that almost $4,000 was raised for our family!! I still have not processed that whole thing. I'm in awe of how much people love us, and I'm completely thankful for God's provision. Needless to say, I cried.

My mama and sister got me a bag of goodies, complete with chocolate, Aveda supplies, and lots of other treats. Then Jessi informed me that Ethan had a present for me, and he wanted to give it to me. I walked into his room to find this:

It's my first "mother's ring"! His name and birthdate are engraved on the sides, and an aquamarine (the March birthstone) sits in the middle. That's a pretty good gift from a newborn who's never left the hospital, huh?! :) I get the feeling Ethan & Aunt Jessi will be joining forces many more times in the future!

After dinner at Chipotle, a trip to Raleigh, and surprise visits with Mandy & Bernie, I eventually made it back to the hotel room where I found a bouquet of flowers and a super sweet card from my husband. It was the perfect way to end a perfect day.

I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate a day like yesterday. I feel incredibly lucky to have the friends and family that I do, who love me and my own family more than I can understand. Thank you to everyone who made yesterday so amazing.

Ethan, my life is richer because of you and, Jeramie, I'd be lost without you as well.

I love you all!


Mandy said...

Last night you only told me half of the awesome things that happened yesterday. You left some really awesome things out! :) So I am happy you decided to blog about them all. It sounds like a wonderful 1st Mother's Day. Glad I got to see you last night! Hope you got settled on the floor today! Love ya guys!

The Chappell Family said...

What an amazing day, for an amazing mother! You deserve to feel so special, because you are! I know Ethan is going to look at you one day and say, "I want to be like my mom when I grown up..."

Jessica Davis said...

I'm so happy you enjoyed your mother's day surprise(s) :) I had SOO much fun! You deserve every little bit of it! Ethan already has great taste in jewelry (another reason he's going to be a total ladies man..)! Good things are coming, I can feel it. There's literally signs all around telling me and you know..those little voices ;) I love you so much and I'm so glad Ethan has such a strong/beautiful/wonderful mommie that just HAPPENS to be my sister!

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