Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

I'll admit that I'm a little biased, but I have the most wonderful daughter in the whole wide world! I was awoken Sunday morning with a kiss on the cheek and "Happy Mother's Day, Mommy!" I put my arm around her and hauled her into bed and responded with "Happy Adoption Day, Sweetie". This was the precursor to the whole day. We rolled out of bed and went to church. No arguments, no rushing, no raised voices. We went out for lunch after Church and then came home where I was showered with gifts. My favorite: Pink T-shirt that says "Queen for the Day!" and a homemade magnet for the fridge that has cloths pins on it to hang things from. Alyssa painted it purple because she knew it was my favorite!

We had a double whammy yesterday. Not only was it Mother's Day, but it was also the one year anniversary of our adoption. Both of these days are normally days that RAD's do not handle well. But I got to tell you, Alyssa was great! Jeff & I talked to her about understanding if she was feeling a little sad, or missing her old family. We understood and said it would be ok to talk to us about it. I think just knowing that we were ok with her feelings, was all she needed. She was so loving, and so wonderful all day! She got me coffee in the morning, and in the afternoon wanted to know if she could refill my water.

I woke up this morning, prepared for the fall out and it never came! Alyssa is wearing her emotions very close to the surface, but has managed to talk them out and not let them boil over! I really do hope that everyone had as good of a Mother's Day as I did!