Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Fabulous at 34
My Mom sent me the following message, and I am so touched that she shared with me her thoughts on my birth 34 years ago:
"Let's see about this time, on the night you were born, I was laying on the couch telling Grandma and Grandpa my back really hurt and my belly felt like a bowling ball! I was at the laundromat most of the day doing 23 loads of laundry for my Wehmer clan, I was tired and sore. I still had a couple of weeks before you were to arrive so I thought it was crazy when Grandma wanted to do a trial run to the hospital. I didn't want to go I was just sore and I knew your dad was out with the boys. But Grandpa Bill wanted to make sure when you arrived there would be no problems! He was so sweet and so nervous!
We started timing the back pains and they started to hurt more and more. They got to 6 minutes apart and again I thought they were crazy for wanting to go to the hospital. We left the house for the "trial run" I sat in the back sit feeling so stupid for not understanding what was going on. The drive made me sleepy and the back pain didn't seem so bad! They made me go in to at lease preregister for the coming weeks. I went in and the nurse did what nurses do and the doctor showed up looked at me and told me we're having a baby tonight! I was shocked! I didn't know what to say!
They admitted me, put me in a room, and then left me alone. I slept until they woke me up and told me let's go! I was ready! I was thinking at the time I don't know how to breath....never got around to a class or read a book.. Your dad was out, I was thinking how embarrassing this will be if this isn't the real thing!
A half hour later I was back in a room holding you and thinking want a miracle! You looked just like your Dad and the doctors said so, one look at me and you were not black haired and thin cheeked...
Your were the best thing I ever did in my life! You impacted my life from the moment I saw you! I wanted more for both of us! But mostly I wanted you! I thank God every day for bringing you into my life. Thank you for making me a better person, for making me a person who now knows how to love unconditionally!
I hope you have a wonderful day! I hope you know how special you are to so many people!
I love you so much! Happy birthday!
I cant top that, my Mother said it better than I ever could. My wish for this year, is just to be FABULOUS, I'm not defining the term or saying exactly what that will entail. I just know that it is another year to be a better wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, and the only way I know to do that is to be fabulous! I will surround myself in love, and encouragement and strive to be better than I was at 33. Will you join me in my quest to be fabulous this year?
How did you spend your birthday this year? Is it a milestone for you? Have you asked your Mother to share her thoughts on your birth? How will you be fabulous this year?