Happy 4th Mother's Day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I've decided to seriously consider eliminating the space between "Amy" and "Hutton" and just make it one word: "AmyHutton."  That's how Deanna says my name anyway.   She says "AmyHutton" super quickly like it's just one short word.  Like Madonna. Or Bono. Or even Cher.  AmyHutton.  I like it. 

I realized yesterday that De and I will forever share the same Mother's Day anniversary.  Yesterday was our 4th Mother's Day together.  It's kind of cool to think that we both became mothers on the same day.  Isn't that a special and unique bond to share?  I only made this obvious realization as I opened the card that Deanna had made for me, and I saw that the front of the envelope said, "Happy 4th Mother's Day Amy Hutton!"  Has it really been 4 years already?   That I cannot believe.  

So how did I spend my Mother's Day?  Don, De, and Deanna stopped by my house yesterday for a quick visit (they were in town visiting Don's mom and dad this weekend).  Deanna hopped out of the car, performed an impressive display of gymnastics, and watered the flowers, plants, and large wooden swing in my front yard. (Apparently the swing still had some growing to do.)   Then we took some Mother's Day pictures, and Deanna gave me a card that she decorated especially for me.  It was really sweet.  

This Mother's Day wasn't nearly as tough as some of the previous ones I've experienced.  In the past, Mother's Day used to be a day filled with self-pity and sadness. Woe is me.  But yesterday was different from the others; I'm not sure why that is exactly, but I do know that I am feeling more at peace with my decision than I ever thought possible.  Not only that, but instead of feeling like a forgotten mother, I had a plethora of family and friends saying "Happy Mother's Day" to me. This was a small, simple gesture that really meant a lot.  It's nice to feel appreciated.  :)  Not that it's always going to be easy for me from now on, but at this point in my life, I am at a place of acceptance and complete faith in the Lord.  I know that I made the right decisionI know that my life, Deanna's life, meeting the Dollars, were not merely accidents or coincidences.  And I know that God has amazing things in store for me.  I'm not sure exactly what yet, but I've got a great feeling about this upcoming year. 






















































































 

















7 comments:

Melissa said...

I am so glad Mother's Day was a bit easier this year. You amaze me.. a beauty on the inside and out. LOVE the pictures!!

HUGS!!!!

Rebekah said...

You are so beautiful. I laughed out loud at the name thing. I'm so glad that you are able to share in such a special bond with your daughter and her mom. It's a beautiful testimony to God's goodness. I love reading!

Mommy in Waiting said...

Happy Mother's Day Amy. The picture of you, Dee, and Deanna is beautiful and I'm sure it is one that Deanna will one day cherish.

Amanda said...

Happy Mother's Day! I love how she's in a leotard, and ya'll are in dresses, so funny! This is my 3rd Mother's Day, 2nd since he was born, it's hard, but I think it does get easier with time, and with where we are as people when it happens. Like this year, was a decent day, I'm in a wonderful marriage with a wonderful man living in a paradise. All that said, it was hard on me, even though I'm in a good place. It's also been 17 months since I signed the papers. And I haven't gotten an offical update since December. Do you find that you get more upset or anixious when it's been a while since you've heard or seen them? Or do ya'll talk daily?

J said...

Happy Mother's Day, Amy! I love the photo of the three of you holding hands...very frame worthy!! You three are all so beautiful and I can see the love radiating through you guys.

Amanda said...

Hey girl! I hope all is well, just wanted to stop by and let you know that I nominated you for an award on my blog, if you have time, and feel like it, check it out here: http://birthmomstories.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-first-ever-award-some-call-me.html

Amanda said...

Hey girl! It looks like you had a great time...I'm sure everyone else did too ( everyone looks so happy). I sure miss reading your stuff- when are you gonna give us an update??? :)

Hugs!
Amanda

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