"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way." -Pablo Neruda
I imagine this is the love a mother feels for her children-I know I already love Aiden, I feel an incredible ache to meet him and at the same time a kind of selfishness because right now, he is all mine. I feel this urge to just want to cuddle with him and smell him and have him to hold in my arms, not just in my belly.
I had the most incredible weekend that started with a super fun gymnastics experience-one of my level 9 athletes qualified to Westerns (a championship competition consisting of the top athletes from the West-side of the U.S.). My athlete had a great time and so did I!
Then my husband (I JUST LOVE MY HUSBAND) took me on a semi-surprise trip to La Jolla for the night where we stayed in a cute inn, ate delicious food, and spent some couple time together-cuddling, walking, enjoying the ocean view & watching the Pac-man/Mosely fight (Yes, I had fun watching boxing! It was something my husband wanted to do & he is like a little kid in a candy shop when these sort of events are on. For some reason, this makes me happy).
Here are some pictures from the weekend (apologies for the quality-we forgot our real cameras and these were all taken with our phones):
|The view from where we watched the fight. see our room?!?|
|Good morning, view from our room on my intro. mother's day!|
|oh hello, view from our breakfast table.|
|see my new shades? yup, my first mother's day present-Ray Bans!|
|La Jolla Beach|
|I just love my AWESOMELY thoughtful husband.|
|31 weeks 4 days|
|"Love, Love, here we are"|
|Hat shop fun (and yes I AM THE CAPTAIN, Joel is my first mate!)|
Today is my introductory mother's day, and I have been made to feel extra special by my husband, family & friends, from parents of my gymnasts, and from strangers (several people have stopped me today while we were walking around La Jolla to wish me a happy mother's day!). I want to say Happy Mother's day to ALL mothers, to everyone's mother, but most especially to MY mother.
From this day forward,