Mother's day is coming up on Sunday and I totally realized, this is my first Mother's Day! I'm a mama, even though my baby is in Ethiopia! I was visiting my teacher friends from my previous school here in PA and one of them mentioned that this will be my first Mother's Day! I didn't even think about it! Then last night, Jon and I spent some much needed special time with our dear friends Kelli and Ronaldo. They gave us a sweet little gift for Mekonen: it was a froggy stuffed animal, froggy hooded towel (so cute), and a blue and green striped onesie, socks, and washcloths. I love those little hooded towels and can't wait to see Mekonen all wrapped up in it. I love that his skin is brown because he can totally rock pretty much any color.The most special part of the gift was a mother's day card from Kelli. Aww, my first mother's day card! She wrote the sweetest note in it and I will treasure it always!
I've been thinking a lot today about Mekonen's birth mom. I really want to think of a special way to honor her on Mother's Day every year. The gift she has given us is priceless and we want to honor her. I have heard of some people planting a tree in honor of their child's birth mother. But, we won't be staying in the house we're in forever and the direction God is leading us could have us moving more often than not. So, I need something not so permanent to a location, like planting a tree would be. I'd love it to be something that Mekonen can understand and be involved with too, as he gets older. Any thoughts or ideas anyone??