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(Almost) Mother's Day!
to wish you a Happy Mother's Day, even though you are not
quite a mom yet.
I am still inside of you, so technically, it
is not a Mother's Day.
in a limbo state not quite a mom, yet not
not a mom. You can still go out to a movie without
the added $30 for a babysitter and can still dance the night
away with Dad. But you gave up the windsurfing trip to Baja,
and the skiing trip to Lake Tahoe because it just wasn't
worth the risk.
in the New Year, but it was with sparkling cider instead of
your traditional champagne.
for everything you are doing for me.
Thank you for taking care
of yourself, for slowing down when you're tired, and for
eating the right foods. Thank you for drinking that glass of
water when what you really want is a glass of wine. Thank you
for reading your pregnancy and baby books so you can be prepared
for my arrival.
yearn to be considered a full-fledged mother', but
don't rush it. For a few more months, you have your life
to yourself. You can go grocery shopping without considering
my nap schedule. You can make a spur-of-the-moment decision
to run into a pizza shop or a gift shop without having to consider
if it's worth waking a sleeping baby in the back seat.
You can spend an hour on Sunday morning reading the newspaper
with no interruptions!
am born, you will not be able to look at the world in the same
way. The sight of an Afghanistan orphan or a Hallmark commercial
will bring you to tears. The thought of the 31 women who gave
birth to their babies after their husbands' perished on
September 11th will bring tears to your eyes for the rest of
not technically a mom', but in every way you are
my whole life. Without you, I would not survive. You are, without
a doubt, the most important person in my life, and I love you.
wait to meet you!
Julie Carr is the author of Countdown to a Miracle: The
Making of Me