happy birthday marmie*
my breathtakingly beautiful French marmie, canon digital rebel xti
Today is my mother's (marmie's) birthday. Since I can't be with her physically, I thought I'd gather all the angels in blog~land to surround her in the largest and warmest virtual hug.
A few years back, I wrote a post about her on mother's day. So many lovely comments followed, giving her love and celebration for her and they're own mothers. I think she read it a hundred times and it moved her to tears.
This year has been a rough one for my parents. Their beloved dog Daisy passed away from illness and to them, she was their child that kept them company every moment of their days.
They have been blessed with a new puppy named Callie Lu that has melted their hearts and slowly healed their grief. I tear up thinking of how they found the most cuddly and loving puppy at a time in their lives when they need it most.
callie lu & marmie during the holidays, canon digital rebel xti
My marmie has always supported every wild and crazy decision I've ever made for my life. She has been a rock for me...an ever steady rock. My heart has broken when I hear stories of others on a journey to conceive that have parents that do not support choices to do fertility treatments of all types or eventually adopt if needed. My parents have been open and supportive of anything and everything that we feel comfortable with. Their hearts are open to embrace our baby and they trust that however or whenever it comes into our life, it will be perfect for us and our family. On top of all this, there is no pressure, just love and support. We never take this for granted.
My marmie has been by my side so closely the past few years through all of this...even through her own grief. She listens without judgment and doesn't try to fix it for me. She just reminds me of my strength and bravery and ability to make the right choices.
Before Christmas, when I was coming down the escalator to meet my parents at the airport and she was waiting at the bottom, the minute I saw her I started to cry. She was standing there with her gorgeous bouncy red curls and a smile as wide as her heart. I collapsed in her arms and let all my tears go. She didn't even question it. She just held me until I was ready to go find my father and their new puppy around the corner. Sometimes when I just hear her voice I start to cry. I think its just the overwhelming love a mother has for their child that draws out those places in us that need to be nurtured and held.
She's an amazing balance of being young at heart and full of a deep wisdom that comes from living a full life. She's my safety net, my security blanket, my best friend and my biggest fan.
Today I celebrate all that she is and all that she brings into this world. I would love for you to leave some affirmations for her and this new year she is embarking on...if you are inspired to do so.
Happy birthday beautiful marmie! Angels on your pillow and all around you, always.
callie lu & marmie cuddling, canon digital rebel xti