5.07.2009

Happy Early Mother's Day

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??

6 comments:

Amy said...

Clearly I'm getting a lot of work done today! LOL, but here's a link to the most precious necklace. I think it would be kinda neat if you got one of these for Mekonan for when he gets a little older. If you know her name, you could put his birth mothers initials on the personalized part. http://www.heartonyourwrist.com/angel-charm-and-name-disc-necklace-p-302.html

The Isaak Family said...

What about a treasure chest full of notes? Every year, you could write a new letter to his mom, telling her about his year, what he did, milestones, etc. When he's old enough, he could write letters, too. If you go to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, or some other big crafty store, they should have treasure chests in the wood craft sections. :-)

Kristy said...

Alina Jayne plants a mini rose bush for her "China Tummy Mama" and a lily for her Foster Mama every Mother's Day. This way, if we ever move, we can take them with us and re-plant them!

Mama Foyer said...

Happy Mother's Day! I thought about you today and how excited you must be. We love you guys and miss you.

Lynn said...

Happy Mother's Day Rachel...a day late (sorry)!

brianlisabiegert said...

you may have already thought of this, but in creative memories, they had the idea of a storybook for the adopted child. it chronicles the whole way of how you decided to adopt, why, what you went through waiting, and then you oould include parts about his birth mom so he could always have something to hang onto that shows how very much you love him, but also something about his birth mom so he has something to go back to about her as well.
-Lisa