Thursday, May 08, 2008

Thankful Thursday

My first night alone went fine. Honestly, once I got to sleep I didn't even know he was gone. I did get quite a scare though, when he came home early. He wasn't supposed to come home until it was time for me to get up but they let him off early because he is still training and I about had a heart attack when he climbed into bed at 5:15. It's a good thing we don't have a weapon in the house!

It's Thankful Thursday, so here are mine for the day.

1. I am thankful my husband found a job. We have been really struggling.
2. I am thankful the headache I had for the last three days has gotten better. I'm picking up my patch tonight so hopefully that will make it disappear completely.
3. I am thankful for my job.
4. I am thankful we have a car. I can't wait to get mine fixed(eight more days!), but at least we have one working car.

I have decided to have a positive attitude about Mother's Day.

I don't have to celebrate it. I can be sad that I don't have my Mom or my baby.

But I don't have to let it ruin my weekend either.

We're going to go for a hike in Laguna Canyon, and then to the Movies.

Those are the two places we decided we are the least likely to run into too many other daughter-mom celebrations.

We will NOT be going out to eat that day. We went to brunch one year, Joe and I(a few years back) and I sat at the table and cried because we were the ONLY people there not having lunch with our Mothers or our children.

Everyone keeps saying that I should celebrate Mother's Day because I'm GOING to be a Mom, but I'm sorry. I just don't feel it. I've been celebrating "going to be a mom" for seven years now. I'm ready to actually celebrate BEING one now. These are just my feelings. You don't have to agree with them.

And please don't ask me why we won't be celebrating Mother's Day with my in laws. That's a whole other Oprah. One which you will never hear(see) me writing about here.


Joannah said...

Yeah, I don't like it when my husband is gone overnight or when he has to work late either.

I'm sorry that Mothers Day is a downer for you. I think you've got the right idea to just go and do things you and Joe enjoy doing. Someday it will be a happy occasion for you, but in the meantime you just need a nice distraction.


OH MY #6 said...

Love your thankful Thursday.

And, LOVE, LOVE and love that music. Is that new to your BLOG?


Tracy said...

I just wanted to say I am thinking about you right now. I remember how hard Christmas used to be for me before we had children. I may have children now, but I will never ever in my entire life (I don't think) forget how it feels when you are "waiting".

I hope your day goes by quickly for you.

Kayce said...

Much to be thankful for!

I'm glad your first night was a good one, I was saying a few prayers for you!

Enjoy your sounds like a WONDERFUL day!!