Mother's Day

I saw this on Facebook.




























Mother's Day is a hard day for me, but there are lots of people that find this day hard. I read THIS article on Huffington Post that speaks volumes. 

Hugh planned an amazing day for me. I got to decide everything, which is exactly the way I like it. We stayed close to home, got outdoors for some ball and had a cuddle on Tripp's bench. Albeit a quick cuddle. Boone wanted to explore and was not happy to be contained to my lap. Calder did a great job of cooperating during those few seconds. . .

These were the two best photos!





I also got some amazing gifts. Hugh had the boys create a card for me and the boys' daycare helped Calder and Boone put together one for me as well. They were perfect. 


A few months ago at counselling, my counsellor suggested that I could imagine there was a long, long cord that connects my heart directly to Tripp's. I picture this cord to be gold. . . it is delicate, yet strong. She said that when I find myself starting to miss Tripp, rather than allow myself to go to a sad place, to try giving the cord a little tug. She said that I can pull Tripp a bit closer to me when I need him and even wrap him up in my arms if I so desire. I find myself giving his cord a little tug on a daily basis. Sometimes I tug with tears in my eyes, but not always. I am working towards connecting Tripp to happy things. I don't always want to be sad when I think of him. Yesterday, I gave him a little tug as Hugh, Calder, Boone and I walked to the park. The idea of breathing in the same air that he breathed makes my chest fill with more than just oxygen. As we sat on his bench, I pulled him especially close. 

Happy Mother's Day.

Comments

  1. Thought of you often yesterday, I'm glad you found some peace. Love you.

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  2. what you wrote about the cord brought tears to my eyes.
    I hope you had a wonderful day and it looks like you were spoiled by your boys.

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  3. Love the cord. And was thinking about you all weekend. It's a tough one! :(

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  4. Thanks so much, ladies. I really appreciate the thoughts.

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  5. I found this Mother's Day tough, but not as tough as last year. We visited Cohen and Piper picked out a single blue rose for him - so fitting! A friend of mine lost her mom this week, so I spent lots of time comforting her - I truly feel that my experience with Cohen has taught me how to be a better, compassionate and understanding friend. I will forever be thankful to him for this gift he has given me.
    Happy belated Mother's Day.

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  6. Jordan - This was so beautiful. You made me cry! I hope your day turned out wonderful.

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  7. Jordan,
    This is beautiful! Glad you had a nice day! Love your husband's sweet words! Hugs!

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