When Cory asked what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day, my answer was simple: to sleep in. The term sleep in has a new meaning, as I rolled out of bed at 6:30am, but Cory took care of Jack when he sprung to life right before 5:00 (God bless bottles and breast pumps!) and I got to sleep for another glorious hour and a half.
After kissing my big fat baby 100 times, Cory treated me to waffles and coffee, and I opened a precious baby boy Pandora charm.
As we finished up breakfast, Cory said, there’s another Mother’s Day surprise that you haven’t found yet. And I was like, REALLY!? What is it?! I don’t love surprises, unless they’re handled by Cory, because he gets me and my Type A personality (because he’s the same way.)
My first clue was that it wasn’t in the house.
So, I waltzed into the garage totally confident that it was the cup holder add-on for the stroller that I’d been wanting. (I mean, it’s really hard to hold a 5pm cocktail and maneuver a stroller.) Nope.
After begging for another clue, he told me if I stopped looking for it, I’d find it. I was like, is this some new age-y ‘you’ll find it within you’ bull shit? Because I want a surprise. (Come to find out, he thought if I stopped looking around the house, I’d get bored and start scrolling through my phone to check emails and social media.)
I did stop looking, and checked Facebook, to which I saw a really confusing post.
And this didn’t tip me off. I said I slept in – I’m still tired, okay?
After about 30 minutes, he told me he had an accomplice (which I figured to be Emily) and it had to do with my love language (words of affirmation.) I thought Oh! Emily must have made me one of her prints. And for some reason I thought she would have emailed me a proof (??) so I checked my email, where I had a few notifications of comments for a blog post I didn’t write.
I clicked over to my blog, and the waterworks started almost immediately. Needless to say, if haven’t done so already, you need to read it Cory’s post. It might sound odd because I write a blog about my life, but I am meticulously selective about what I publish on The Lunchbox Diaries about my personal life, mainly due to the fact that Cory and I are quite private people ~*IRL*~ To have him write something so genuinely heartfelt and post it publicly – well, that was quite the surprise!
I’ve already read it 50 times, and I cry every time.
Cory made it the best first Mother’s Day I could have ever hoped for. I didn’t need or want anything over-the-top or expensive. I just wanted to sleep in, spend the day with my two favorite boys, and eat waffles. It was a day about love and happiness and reflecting on how fortunate we are to have a happy, healthy baby who really is the “reason for the season.”
If you’re a mom, I hope you had a great day! And if you’re not a mom, I hope you spent the day celebrating your mom and/or the motherly figures in your life!