Last year, I held Emma for the first time on Mother's Day. It was such a surreal moment. Tonight, I created a movie (seen in the post below) and as I spent hours looking through video and pictures, I was totally taken back to that day...to those emotions...the joy, the fear, the trying-not-to-cry-so-I-don't-freak-her-out, the way my heart ached when she cried because I knew I was taking her away from everything she'd ever known...it was the most amazing day. That will forever be the best Mother's Day ever!
Today, I had all sorts of intentions with photos...but we had camera issues. It helps if you put the memory card in. BOO! So, I will just tell you the story...
On days when we have time, I will get Emma from her crib and we will snuggle and talk and wake up in my bed for a few minutes. Those are some of my favorite moments! I was glad to be able to do that today. We talked about last year. When I tell her stories about China...or any story about her life so far, she will just listen so intently and often ask to hear it again! I told her about walking into the room and seeing her from behind. I knew it was her from the back of her head...I knew she was mine! I told her how serious she was for the longest time and about how she finally just had to let it all out and have a good cry...and it was loud! I told her how I just held her close and didn't want to ever let go. I told her that I was so glad she made me a momma!
We went to church with my Momma and then out to lunch. While at lunch, she fell into a chair and I seriously expected HUGE amounts of blood. No blood, but the edge of the chair left it's mark on her cheek. Later, she hit her forehead and has a line/bruise there too. At church tonight, she was chasing me and fell and skinned her knee. Maybe it's a good thing we had camera issues...the girl's had a rough day!
She did give me the greatest gift...a 3 hour nap! She had a busy day yesterday so I think she had some catching up to do. I don't need an explanation...I just enjoyed it! ;)
Tomorrow, we will celebrate You are Mine day! It's supposed to be beautiful, so I think we will head to the park to play and feed the ducks. Can't wait to spend the day with my girl...What a gift she is! I am glad that she made me a momma!