This year's theme was Chocolate Therapy. Ideally I wish it was truly that easy for special needs parents - I'd buy up all the chocolate I could find to easy the daily demands of special needs parenting. But it was nice to indulge in some sweets - it certainly made Chris' day who likely found the chocolate element the best part of the event. Yet, I could see it on his face that every mother's story, and every family he seen a mirror of our own lives. That connection you can only find when you are in a room full of people who walk the same journey as you do.
|Noah's Mommy & Daddy at Mother's Tea|
This was the first year that Luke verbally wished me "Happy Mother's Day" the first child to speak the words, although I know Noah has been in his heart telling me that for years. A handful of posies sit tucked safely in the garage shielded from the second year in a row of Mother's Day snow, and a t-shirt with a card awaited me today. I invited my own mom to brunch with the family at Bone Fish Grill - a place we've grown to really enjoy for special occasions. It was very busy, and Noah had literally a five minute wait if that, we thought we could wait outside but Noah thinks that means we're leaving so he screams at the top of his lungs instantly. And of course stops as soon as he realizes we're being seated. Much like an off and on switch with his emotions.
Might not sound like the most magical of Mother's Days, but it really was. Because this is the beautiful dance that I do each and everyday. Balancing the needs of my children before all else. That's my job, and the perks are the smiles I receive from my two boys when I am able to make their days bright.
There is a reason that some people think they can do anything.... they listened to their Mothers.
Happy Mother's Day,
Noah's Miracle by Stacy Warden is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.