I know what you're thinking. Why hasn't she posted anything about Mother's Day yet?!
There are a few reasons really that I haven't mentioned it until now. Let me start by saying that it's not for lack of appreciating the weekend. Evelyn Rose finally met my maternal grandmother, which was long overdue. I visited my childhood home to spend the weekend with my immediate family, sans any husbands or boyfriends, the five of us (plus one, if we're counting my newest addition) which hasn't happened in I-don't-even-remember how long. I had an amazing few days filled with family backyard garden party luncheons, making my first cake from scratch (a delicious three layers of lemon and blueberry with cream cheese frosting), lovely flowers sent from my NJ family and catching up with a childhood friend. All in all, everything went extraordinary. What I didn't do? Feel pressure to stop said activities so that I could blog about every moment of what I was experiencing. I also couldn't quite bring myself to mimic all of the other mamas out there who chose to post endearing love letters to their offspring. Mother's Day in the past (and present still, sadly, for many) stung my heart and was an all too painful reminder of my inability to accomplish what I so desperately wanted: a family. Those time worn emotions from years of infertility don't just disappear forever when you finally achieve your dreams of motherhood. I think I'll always carry with me a lurking sensitivity to the pain of others out there still trying to accomplish what I too so desperately wanted at one point.
With all of that being said, I will also admit that Miss Evelyn Rose has had an exhausting week. Late nights and fussy days don't readily make a mama bear who has the time or energy to sort through and edit photos for other's enjoyment. Nevertheless, I will leave you with a small handful here that I didn't share elsewhere.