As a young mother, I fantasize about TIME. Uninterrupted naps. A few quiet minutes to be still. Time alone.
As a "seasoned" mother, I'm pretty sure my mom's perfect Mother's Day gift is time TOGETHER.
Different points on our motherhood journeys.
Our road trip to Chicago succeeded in giving us BOTH what we need. I have been SPOILED ROTTEN! Meals in delicious, unique restaurants. Shopping w/o the baby (they actually hired a babysitter for afternoon shopping!). Movie w/o the baby. Long car rides when all I could do was... BE.
My mother got time with just Heidi. Something neither of them often gets. All weekend, 9 times out of 10, Heidi stretches out of my arms in order to be with her Llama; fulfilling her Mother's Day gift to each of us.
Hazel and her father are having a BLAST! Not the teary "I WANT MAMA" evenings that I feared when leaving on this 4-night trip. She is flourishing with the non-stop attention from her dad... and judging from the joy I hear in his voice, the feeling is mutual.
Each of us is connecting, growing, breathing, enjoying special times...
To all the amazing women out there...whether you are raising/ raised/ dream of/ let younger friends into your heart...HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
*one outtake from this morning's photo shoot:
|classic Heidi facial expression|
**Like her dress? Stay tuned for more goodies and a giveaway from Rugrat Designs later in the week!