Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Countdown to Mother's Day

The countdown has started- Mother's Day is just over a week away. I dread it.

Mother's Day can be difficult- especially if you have no living kids. You ARE a mom- and I'm sorry your darling babies are not with you.

This year, Gabriel's anniversary date falls ON Mother's Day. Double whammy for me.

I'd like to send a card to all you moms. Just email me your name and address by this Sunday, May 2. Please put 'Stepping Stones' in the subject line.



Lea said...

Yes, I have thinking about this a lot lately. Even though I do have two earth babies... it's going to be so hard without Nicholas. He would 6 months old.... starting to sit up, smiling away...

Thinking of you

Ter said...

i found out for sure i was pg just a couple days before mother's day 2005.
my husband said we shouldn't celebrate too soon, just in case *sigh* of course she died a few weeks later and then now i regret not celebrating. :( I really wanted to, I've always thought you should start celebrating when you're pregnant. but my husband wanted to wait til I could see a doctor about it first. i don't know. and then the last few years he has bought me mothers day gifts but this year i won't get anything.

damn now I'm going to cry. I've been trying to ignore this stupid holiday. (and all of them) but the reminders are still there I wish I could just shut out the whole world, but I can't unfortunately.

Bluebird said...

I just wanted to say what an awesome and amazing thing you are doing. It will touch many, I'm sure.

Lechelle said...

My Easton died a couple weeks before mother's day last year. My sister-in-law sent me flowers on mother's day with a card that just said Happy Mother's Day- We love you. That card sits over my monitor at work so I can look at it every day, reminding me that I am a mother and someone remembers.

I love you Emily. Thank you.

Mary said...

I am dreading this day. I normally do the "Walk to Empower" Walk (formally known as Y-Me). Last year I walked with my brother. I was eager to tell him I was pregnant but I had to hold it because we were planning to tell my family in a special way. It was already planned. I do remember my huband saying "I wanted to buy you something but I don't want to jinx it."

I am glad to see that you are going to do a wonderful thing for others. I love that I have found such great people.

Not Your Ordinary Spud said...

I am sad about mother's day too. I am sad too that Eugene will not be able to celebrate my first mother's day with me, but I am still going to celebrate. I am Glad that I was a mother if only for a short while. Eugene has given me the hope of a mother and I want to celebrate:)

I will be thinking of you too Emily and your sweet Gabriel.
((hugs))x a million.

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Kara aka Mother Henna said...

Hey Em, sending you lots of supportive vibes for the big M day. Yeah, it's my least favorite day, too, because for me it isn't about celebration, but about being segregated out -- being a non-entity in the room. It's annoying at best.

Listen, wanted to let you know that I recently lost a computer and all back ups of data here, so we are making lots of changes. I'm ceasing production on the Kota blog and site for now. Removed all authors and posted announce about leaving material as archive source, but not doing new updates. Wanted to let you know it's just changes we're up to around here. Wasn't anything personal that I "removed" all the authors on the blog. :)

I would have emailed instead of posted here, but I lost all my email contacts and such, too. If you think to zap me at kara at motherhenna dot com sometime soon, that'd be great coz I can reconnect with you :)


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