Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mother’s Day 2012: She Still Takes My Breath Away!!

I continue to be blessed, amazed and oh so thankful that I am Hannah’s Mommy! 


A title I longed for for many, many years and yet in hind sight a title I really knew so little about.  I had no idea how this little girl would change my life completely in the most amazing ways!!  I still pinch myself as I realize that God has blessed me with the most wonderful little girl in the entire world and that He has allowed me to be her Mom!!  There were tears on Mother’s Day.  Tears of thankfulness.  Tears of joy.  Tears of gratitude.  And tears of humbleness.  Humbled that God chose me.  Wow!!  And yes, there were tears for Hannah’s China birth mom too.  I don’t believe they celebrate Mother’s Day in China but I could not celebrate today without my heart being pricked with thankfulness for the woman who lovingly carried my daughter for 9 months and then after dressing her warmly and wrapping her carefully, placed her to be found.  Forever grateful.  Forever.

Hannah and I shared a fun, busy weekend together so still had some last minute gifts to make.  We woke early on Sunday morning and set to work creating gifts for Grandma, Nana and Grandma Dale.

These are the gifts Hannah made for me for Mother’s Day.  Precious!  The hand flower was made at Ange’s and the other one with the poem at Sunday School.


The poem is one I’ve read a number of times but suddenly it held all new meaning as it was given to me by my DAUGHTER! 

With Nana’s help IMG_5514

Hannah also gave me a beautiful cookie.IMG_5518

We went to church together and then I asked Hannah where she would like to take Mommy for lunch and I couldn’t have been happier!  What a perfect choice for a 3yo to make!IMG_5519

After nap it was time to meet Grandma and Grandpa as well as my brother and his family for our annual Mother’s Day dinner.  What fun we had and it ended too soon.  Hannah and I headed back to Mom and Dad’s where Hannah helped Grandma prepare a delicious dessert of strawberry shortcake.  Yum!


Hannah had another surprise gift for Mommy when she gave me my favourite summer flower, a Mandavilla.IMG_5541

We attempted to take some Mother’s Day photos but I’d waited a little too long and we didn’t capture ‘the picture’.  But we did have fun!!

I hope you had a wonderful day of celebrating too!  IMG_5562


  1. Happy Mother's Day, Catherine. You are one of the best mommies I know! I LOVE where Hannah chose for lunch to celebrate your special day!

  2. Oh Catherine,
    I think you are so wrong! That last photo is definitely THE PICTURE! What a lovely, wonderful and so typically picture of Hannah (and you) for Mother's Day!

  3. Happy Mother's Day, looks like you had a great one! Love the pictures!!!

  4. I love that last photo! It is so perfect! So glad you had a perfect day! :)

    (Briana would have totally picked McDonalds too - LOL!)

  5. You mean that last pic wasn't "the one" ;) What a fun pair the two of you make!!!
    Happy very belated Mother's Day!!!


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