"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Mish Mash

To all my Moms (three of them) as well as all my friends who are Mamas, what you are about to hear is a true story...

In other, mostly related news, today is the third anniversary of Marissa receiving her trach and g-tube. May 9, 2007. For three days, she was given a paralytic drug. She needed to lay perfectly still so the trach site could heal properly. We did range of motion exercises for her on her arms and legs, so her muscles and joints would stay loose, but we could not hold her. That was so hard on this Mama's heart.

Then, on Sunday, May 13th, I got the best Mother's Day gift I have ever gotten or could have asked for. Jeremy and I came in that morning to see that the night nurses had made Mother's Day cards for all the babies' mommies:

Isn't that so sweet?

But that wasn't even the best part of that day.

After 3 1/2 days I was finally able to hold my girl for the first time after her trach was placed! I held her for hours and my heart was so full! She was even awake and alert for a short time.

Happy Mother's Day to me!


And now, some Mother's Day laughs:

I hope you all are having a wonderful Mother's Day!


Candace said...

Happy Mother's day to you, Alicia! What a wonderful memory...bittersweet but wonderful!

Hope said...

Happy Mother's Day!!

Colleen said...

Happy Mothers Day to an extraordinary super Mom!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Happy Mother's Day Alicia! The first video wouldn't play for me, but the last one had me laughing out loud! :)

Lacey said...

Happy Mothers day Alicia! I remember Mothers day in the hospital. They gave all the mothers a little angel pin, it was so beautiful!

Nana and PaPa said...

OK....I cried through the second AND the thrid time watching the first video...OK???!!! LOL....ya just know how to touch a heart. And the second video was funny, but the ending was hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh..and the walk down memory lane.
Nana & PaPa

The VW's said...

I just got the BEST laugh that I've had in a long time, thanks to you! The scary thing though, is that those 2 guys are TOATLLY my 2 middle boys and I just got a look at their future! OH BOY!

Anyway, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to an AWESOME Momma! I am so blessed to have "met" you on this wonderful journey of motherhood!

Hope you have a TERRIFIC day! LOVE and HUGS!!!

Michelle said...

Happy Mother's Day! Does the last video remind you of anyone?
Love you!
Auntie Chelle

Sherry C said...

Oh Beautiful picture of little Marissa, she so cute and so little in the picture. I hope you had a great day.

Shauna Quintero said...

Happy Mother's Day! You are such an awesome Mama!