Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Wow! Am I really the mom of this sweet face? Well, Ihave to say my first Mother's Day was very special. I woke up to this sweet smile in my room with her daddy ready to play for the day. There was a very cool picture of Stella on the kitchen table when I got out of bed. Basically it's a big picture of her made up of tiny pics of her from birth until now...SO COOL!
Then my cute hubby made me pancakes and then off to church.
After a great church service we had a little family lunch at a local spot called Noodles. There were a lot of families there celebrating the big day. But the day didn't end there...we drove to a local pottery store where Tom and Stella surprised me with my next gift. It was a frame that said Happy Mother's Day with a butterfuly painted on it. The wings of the butterfly...STELLA'S LITTLE FEET! I love it! But I think I love the idea of Tom and Stella going on a "date" to do this together and I had no idea. I love how much they love to be together and how she lights up when she sees her daddy. I'm so blessed with an amazing hubby and beautiful/happy baby girl.
And of course to top off the day, I got to take a 2 hour nap. Honestly, the best nap since I became a mommy.

But...Mother's Day would'n't be complete if I didn't talk about my mom.

Mom,
I can't only hope and pray that someday Stella will love and respect me as much as I do you. You always have put everyone before yourself...from Beau and I to dad to your friends you look out for everyone around you. You'll drop anything for your family and I'm forever indebted to you. I will always cherish the time we had together the first week after Stella's birth. I couldn't have done it without you. You are always my sounding board and are quiet to listen and slow to speak, but when you do speak it is always words of wisdom and incredible advice! Thank you for being you and the example I depend on now and years to come. I know I'm lucky and so is Stella! You are an amazing mom and an outstanding Grandma.
I love you,
Syd

And of course, Mother's day isn't complete without mentioning my mother in law and Stella's Grammie.

Shirlee,
Thank you for everything over the years since I've known Tom and especially this year with Stella. You go above and beyond to help me with the house because you know how important it is for me to get to spend as much time with Stella as possible. And I CANNOT thank you ENOUGH!!!! That means more to me then you'll ever know. Thank you for raising such an incredible son that I consider the best daddy in the world. You have opened up your home to me since day one and I consider myself so lucky.
Happy Mother's Day and thank you for loving on Stella so much!
Sydney

2 comments:

Kylie, Jesse and Asher said...

What a great post Sydney. Stella is blessed to have you as a mama. She is so beautiful!

The Cameron Family said...

I totally started to tear up when I read the letter to your mom ... love you and glad you had a good Mother's Day!