Special Mother's Day
So today I was a Mommy to two on a Mother's Day. I'm so lucky. Jordan was full of smiles today.
We finally found a baptism dress! It is sweet and simple and sleeveless — which I felt was very, very important. My Mom came into town yesterday. She arrived late in St. Louis, so I stayed in town after taking Cam to a Cardinal's game. That's why we got a chance to shop at real stores for a day and find a great outfit for Jordan. Heck, Cam and Jordan got to go to the Disney Store too. Lucky kids.
Anyway... I just want to say how lucky I feel to be a Mom. I think the challenges I'm dealing with are just so small compared to other Moms... But this year's Mother's Day is a little bittersweet. Why you ask? It's because I'm a member of a special Mom's club. It's a club none of us asked to join. But I'm proud to be a member of Moms with kids who are different. We are the encouragers, the supporters and I hope God gives me the ability to help Jordan and Cameron grow to be loving, caring and understanding people who aren't afraid to be who they are.
When I went to buy Jordan's baptism dress today, I told the woman working at the store that I was looking for a sleeveless dress... And I didn't hesitate to say it's because Jordan was born missing her arm from the elbow down and how I don't want her arm to disappear in her dress. No flinching, no hemming and hawing. And I'm proud of that. It took me a while to not flinch in preparation for the other person's reaction. So on this Mother's Day, I'm proud of how I'm a new Mom... A more caring Mom. And I really do feel blessed to be the Mom to my two kids.