Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!

Well, today was Mother's Day. I didn't expect much, it's been about 2 years since I got any kind of present or a card from DH for anything, and although I had given DD $5 to go shopping, she usually spends it all on her bio mom, so I didn't expect much from her, either.

But I was in for a surprise. First of all, DH gave me a lovely card. I can't remember the wording exactly, but it said something like "I don't know how you do it, but you're amazing. If we have to go through this, I'm really glad you're here." He must have searched far and wide to find such an appropriate card. I was shocked. And he gave me a little potted plant, and then I went outside, where Jim was planting the first of three new Apple trees!!! That was really nice, too, as I knew I couldn't afford more fruit trees, but early in his stay, Jim had managed to run over my cherry tree and an apple tree, so I had pretty much given up hope on the fruit tree front....and then this!!!

And DD gave me a nice card and some scented candles....that was a surprise, too!!! With all the cats, we don't really use many candles, but I'll give them a try tomorrow just to see what they smell like....mmmm

It was a really nice day. DH was doing so well, I felt like I used to, back when things were normal. All of a sudden, things I hadn't thought of for ages seemed possible again, and I was getting excited about fixing up the house and all that, I loved to do that back when DH was healthy....I've really got to remind myself that things most certainly won't stay like this, but it's so hard to do that. I know that just as excited as I am right now, I'll be that much sad when he has the next "bad" day or days. So I really have to rein in all this excitement, I'm only setting myself up for disappointment, of course....but try to tell my heart that!!!

Oh--and lest you think I forgot my mom, well, I had asked her what she wanted to do for Mother's Day, I named off every restaurant I could think of, offered to take her to the casino, and you know what she asked for? "Well, I really like it when you cook those frozen pizzas at my apartment." So that's what we did. We sat down and had Jack's Pizzas. And I gave her a card. An all-around nice day, for sure!!!