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Sunday, April 1, 2007

A Mother's Thanks

It feels more like Thanksgiving than April Fool's Day (though Delia did fool me big time with her early arrival).

I have so, so much to be thankful for.

Thank you to Delia for coming early and fairly easily...for being healthy...for being ours.

Thank you to our families for being so supportive, helpful, loving, and excited. Delia's dad and I haven't had to lift a finger (other than to play with the ten cute ones on our daughter) around the house. And we're fully aware that those loads of laundry don't clean themselves and those pastries don't bake themselves. Thank you.

Thank you to our friends...we are feeding off your love, energy, and excitement.

Thank you to our coworkers, classmates, and professors for being happy for us, and flexible as we adapt to our new rhythm.

Thank you to you, blog reader. It's been fun seeing all of the comments...and it's really saved us from having to make a million phone calls.

Thank you to our cats for not freaking out and peeing on random things.

Thank you to the seasons for bringing spring, cherry blossoms, daffodils...and my lovely daughter.

Thank you to my body, which has performed well above average. Thank you to my hormones for staying in check. I do not take this for granted.

Thank you to Delia's dad. Thank you the most.


Chrissy said...

I got all choked up when I read this. (My hormones are clearly still not in check). Thanks to you for keeping us part of your lives. Though many of us are far away, it fels like we are by your side each day!

Kathryn said...

Amen to that -- it's so wonderful to be there in cyberspace, if not in person. Can't wait to hug you both and play with your little on on April 15! Cookies and food in tow!

Lotte said...

Congratulations to you and BD!! Well done you two - you have produced the most amazing, beautiful and extremely cute baby in the world!! Hope to see the three of you next time we're in Florida.