I’ll never forget the day I learned I was pregnant.
My husband had just made tacos with the prettiest margaritas you’ve ever seen. I was just coming home from Walmart and saw this beautiful dinner set in front of me, and (jokingly) said: “Let me go take this pregnancy test first, before I drink this margarita.”
Moments later I was screaming from the bathroom because yes, indeed, I was definitely pregnant.
We both freaked out and went back to Walmart as I proceeded to buy every home pregnancy test they had. Over the next few days (before I could make it to my gynecological visit), I took ten pregnancy tests.
At one point I had them all lined up in a row and I remember taking a picture of them—just for proof somehow that they did indeed, say YES.
I had a rough pregnancy. But it was worth every minute. I never did get to drink that margarita though.
Yesterday, for Mother’s Day I attended a mother-daughter banquet with my mother in law. It was at the church in Rimersburg where we grew up and not very many women were there, which made for a very intimate experience in meeting others.
The men holed up in the kitchen and prepared us a turkey feast- complete with my father in law’s famous stuffing balls. There was turkey, mashed potatoes, veggies, noodles, and pie a la mode for dessert. We each received a rose and a nice printed out poem about mothers being similar to angels on earth—very sweet.
My husband and son were there to help out in the kitchen and I could tell my five year old got a kick out of serving the women and being a “man” doing manly things with them.
Later I visited Tyson’s grave and put my rose there for him. I cried and for the first time started to feel somewhat better about the whole thing. We saw a rainbow on the way home and I felt like it was a sign from him telling us that he was okay where he was and that we should be too.
Today, is officially Mother’s Day. And whether you are a mother of a child or a fuzzy friend, I pray you enjoy your day and know how much you are needed and loved—regardless of what anyone does for you or says. Amen.
“As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” Isaiah 66:13