What makes this particular Mother's Day so special, though, is that it lands on my birthday, May 8th, which I also share with my partner and wifey, Lyn Lomasi. Mother's Day has always been big for Lyn, as she has four kids, with a fifth on the way! With how her pregnancy with little Nova has been going, the newest member of our family could come any day now. There have been signs recently that she could come by today. But we're trying to keep her in there at least another week so that she's at "term," which is 37 weeks.
It feels like I'm going to talk in circles at this point in the pregnancy. There really isn't much more to say until Nova's here. Then there's obviously a lot to say, a limitless amount of stuff to say. even. Thinking back, when my mom was 29, I was about to turn 3. I'm 29, and I have four step-kids of 18, 17, 12, and 11, plus a baby on the way. It's pretty incredible how I went from being sure that I'd never find someone to having all of these blessings suddenly come to me.
And that's what children are. A blessing. Mother's Day is so important to me because it celebrates the ladies who brought us into this world. Without them, we wouldn't be here. To my mom, Deborah, thanks for the 29 years and 9 months you've offered all of the love and support that is humanly possible. Also, happy Mother's Day to Lyn's mom, Jeanne, for all her generosity to this family. And, of course, for bringing Lyn Lomasi into this world, who has given me more than I ever could have dreamed of.
To my amazing beautiful partner and wifey Lyn Lomasi, I could not have asked for a better mother to my child. She's already the mother of 4 beautiful children. It's such a blessing to be a part of this family after spending so many years unsure I would ever have any children of my own. With Nova Skye so close to coming, it's appropriate that my step-daughter Tia decided this would also make the best day for Nova's baby shower. As much as we have to celebrate, all our thoughts, feelings, and prayers are focused on Nova getting here as soon as possible.
This is a bit of a ramble, but I just have a lot to say that a Facebook post just wouldn't do justice for. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the moms out there, including Lyn's cousins Christina and Tiffany who just recently became newly-minted moms themselves. Each of them just had a beautiful baby boy within the past month. Lyn's family has a lot of birthdays in May, as does mine. It's amazing when you think about it that even though Lyn already has 4 kids, having one 11 years after her 4th sort of makes her a new mom all over again. It will be a truly beautiful moment when Nova is born.
For those of us that don't have our biological mothers in our lives, there is still plenty to celebrate. We have our adoptive mothers, step-mothers, and grand-mothers, too. We all know moms of some kind in our lives, and this day is for them. So, as Lyn says, happy mom's day, stepmom's day, foster mom's day, pet mom's day, birth mom's day, grandmas who are surrogate mom's day, dads who have to be mom's day, and everything else in between. If you do anything mom-like whatsoever, you're a mom and this is your day.
From both Lyn and I: You're all amazing! Enjoy your day!