This comes and goes every year since becoming a mother, and it is so bittersweet each time. I definitely knew I wanted to work this year, to take my mind off of being sad/thinking too much.
Work definitely kept me busy as I went in a little before 5am and left a little after 1pm. It was busy and just overflowed with all of the love from the families that were visiting, and it is always so nice to get to see my residents dress up nice and get to go out of the facility to spend time with their loved ones.
My brother and I knew we both wanted to do something special for my mom, since it’s so rare that we both get to visit anyways, and we decided that we would meet at her house around 4pm after Brielle was awake from her nap and it was SO fun!! I wanted to record her reaction, but we were too slow! It was priceless!! She was so happy that both my brother and I showed up with our families and let me tell you, it’s seriously SO rare that we actually ever can successfully pull off a surprise. SO many factors go into it since we live out of town.
The day was spent just as I would like but I just wanted to also that I truly did hope and wish that I could have just got to feel a a special feeling knowing Rochelle and Lamar are ok, but that didn’t happen. I know they are most likely happy and having the time of their lives, but I just wish that God would give me more signs just to know that they are safe, and ok.
It’s so hard to think last year I was so happy to be pregnant and couldn’t WAIT to have another baby, and this year it is still just Shane, Brielle, and myself at home. So surreal. God is healing my broken heart slowly, and I know it will take time, but just wanted to say thank you to each and every one of you who said Happy Mother’s Day to me (it truly meant the world).
Here are a few pictures from the day! I love my family.