Sundays with Gage- First Mother’s Day edition

I have been blessed with the most wonderful mother ever.  I always thought she was great, even during those adolescent years when your parents can’t seem to do anything right.  She is patient and kind, understanding and forgiving, a peacemaker.  I always knew that there was no way I could be the mother that she was and is.  Thankfully, she’s a big part of Gage’s life, so he gets to benefit from her awesomeness too.

Motherhood is hard.  The week I was in the hospital to have Gage was difficult for me, but wasn’t easy on anyone.  My Mom took that week off work and the next to help at home as I recovered from the c-section.  Couldn’t have done it without her.  Then when Gage got sick she stayed that week and the next after he was home and, again, couldn’t have done it without her.  I was a mess that week after his hospital stay and she let me cry and break down and I never had to worry that I was passing that stress on to Gage.  Grandma saved the day.

I will never be the mother that she is, but I can try.  I will fail, but I know that she will be proud of me anyway.  Love you. Mom.

17 thoughts on “Sundays with Gage- First Mother’s Day edition

  1. Gage's Grandma says:

    It wasn’t difficult to be a good mother when my daughter was so awesome. I could never relate when other parents complained about certain stages their children went through. Stacy you always made it so easy. You still do. I am blessed to have you. Gage is one lucky fellow to have such a wonderful mom!

  2. Dawn - She Is Too Fond of Books says:

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day to you, Stacy!

    You wrote a lovely tribute to you mom (and her skills at not just mothering, but grandmothering, too), and her response is so sweet.

    I expect Gage will be singing your praises in years to come (as soon as he can sing!) 🙂

  3. Staci says:

    And one day your son will be singing your praises much like you did today for your Mom!!

    Happy Mother’s Day to a wonderful mom!!

  4. Margot says:

    A lovely tribute to your mom. Very touching. I always appreciated my mom but I found a whole new respect for her after I became a mom. It’s a tough job. The only rewards for the job are children who are happy and healthy. Happy Mother’s Day, Stacy, and to your mom as well.

  5. Misha says:

    Aww. This is such a touching post. I think Gage is very lucky to have such wonderful mom and Grandma! Happy Mother’s Day, Stacy!

  6. JoAnn says:

    Happy First Mother’s Day, Stacy! This is a beautiful post… Gage is lucky to have both a mom and grandma that love him so much.

  7. Amy says:

    This is a beautiful post, Stacy and a wonderful tribute to your mom. Your mom has obviously been a fantastic example because, from what I see, you’re an amazing mom & Gage is a lucky little boy and very loved.

    I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  8. Jenners says:

    I think you will surprise yourself. I think we end up being more like our own mothers than we think … which is a very good thing in your case!!!

  9. Jennifer Rayment says:

    Absolutely beautifully written Stacey – you are both so very lucky to have each other. What is especially wonderful is she can read this too. Happy 1st Mothers Day and let me tell you the fact that you don’t think you will be as good as a mother – means you will be

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