First Mother's Day
May 11, 2008
What can I say? When we lost our baby girl in 2005 I never dreamed that our road to parenthood would lead us to a beautiful little boy in Vietnam. I am grateful with all of my heart to be his mom. It’s worth losing sleep, going to dinner with baby food crusted on my clothes, and giving up life as I know it to take care of him.
Jeremy treated me to high tea today at the Sofitele Metropole hotel to celebrate my first Mother’s Day. They had a CHOCOLATE buffet…I kid you not. HOORAY! I also got a new outfit at a Hanoi boutique and 2 hours of my very own to shop….who knew that would be so incredible after being joined to the little guy day and night?
The only dark shadow on the day is my thoughts for all of the moms out there still waiting to bring their babies home. I cannot wait to see it happen for all of you! There is no way to describe that moment when you see your baby for the first time…it is the sweetest, most welcome sight in the whole world.
Adopted moms fight so hard to bring their babies home…I just remember this weakness in my knees when I first saw Morgan in the orphanage. I kept thinking “my baby…my baby.”
Many people tell me that Morgan is lucky.
No way. I am the lucky one. I will never stop being grateful to Vietnam for giving me my son.