Best Mother’s Day Ever

Well first off…  Ava is doing good.  They still have her on continuous feeds (so she is being fed a small amount continually) and she is getting lots of diuretics and that has definitely helped her heart rate and breathing.   They didn’t really change anything for her today and we should have more information on what the plan is for her tomorrow when all the staff are back and they can have a group huddle about her.

So today is Mother’s Day.  And I wanted to say that I have been so blessed with my wonderful mother and a wonderful mother-in-law… praise God for putting these women in my life.   They have taught me so much over the years and have been there for us every step of the way on this Ava journey and I am so blessed.

But this afternoon I was alone with Ava in our room and I was feeling kinda blue and missing my family, and sad that we couldn’t be together for Mother’s Day.  I thought Jason was taking the kids to church and I tried phoning him afterwards and he wasn’t answering and was sad that I couldn’t even Skype the kids.

I had just resigned myself to a quiet lonely day, when in walked Jason and the kids!!!   Amazing!   My incredible husband drove down to Toronto with the kids just so we could be together today.  And how blessed am I to have such a great guy in my life that has no problem getting four kids ready, and spending 2 1/2 hours with them in a vehicle – well probably more like 6 in total – and being organized enough with Sarah’s diabetes, so we could be together.

We had a great afternoon together and enjoyed some Mother’s Day activities here in the hospital and now I can start the week energized and not down and depressed.

So thank you to my mother’s and my husband, and to great Dr’s and nurses here at Sick Kids.  We have so much to be grateful for today and that makes today,  the Best Mother’s Day Ever.

The month of May

May… I love so many things about May.   May is the month where we open our pool.  And  even if it aways starts out looking like a not-so-attractive pond,  it only takes a few days to look way better.

May also has 5 family birthday’s in it, including 2 people that live here so that means lots of cake.    And May also contains Mother’s Day!  Yahoo for Mother’s day!   I have a wonderful Mother who has always loved me unconditionally, has supported me through everything and been an amazing example of what a godly mother should be.  And so it’s never a chore celebrating her.

And now that I’m a mother,  I love how on Mother’s Day the kids make an effort to tell you how they feel.   I love getting their cards and Erik made me another Wordel this year…

Oh it makes me smile, to think that this is how I appear in my 8 year old’s eyes… it actually makes me humble and gives me the desire to actually live up to these things that he sees!

But what made me smile the most Mother’s Day morning was the gift that I received from Jason and the kids.  My very own….

Makita cordless vacuum!!!!

And before you other moms groan and roll your eyes because I received a ‘tool’ for Mother’s Day, let me assure you that I’ve been asking for one of these for years and I love it!   And I think that it’s especially cool that my sweetie-pie went out and got me a Makita which is the brand that he uses for all his tools.   He buys quality tools for himself and he extended that honour to me and I think it’s so cool that our tools match.

And now I can quickly vacuum up little messes in the house and car and what housewife wouldn’t be thrilled with that?  Well maybe it’s a large quantity of kids making messes thing, because I can assure you that for this mom of 4 it will be a life-saver.

Oh – and other great thing about May is that it has a long weekend in it and that’s this coming weekend.   There are just so many things to love about May!