So today was Mother's Day. I think this was the first time that Gloria really got into the whole idea of Mother's Day. She had a special card for me and a story about me that she had written at school. She was so excited to present them to me this morning after I woke up. The day continued in the usual Sunday manner: church, laundry, errands, etc. The one thing that Gloria insisted on was taking me out to dinner. I resisted at first because I didn't really want to take myself out for dinner. I would have been perfectly happy at home with "breakfast for dinner" like we do every Sunday night. But, as I said, she insisted. She told me "You have to drive because I don't know how, but I will spend my money for dinner." I could tell that this was really important to her, so I agreed. She wanted to take me to Q*Doba. We enjoyed our naked burritos while sitting outside, enjoying the late afternoon sun. Then we went over to the fountain and threw pennies in it while making wishes. It was such a nice, peaceful time.
As I was watching her eat, I just couldn't believe how grown up she has become! Her mannerisms, her speech and her word choices, her face...there is such a maturity about her that I can't believe sometimes. How did that happen? My baby is growing up so fast. I've told her that I'm going to put a brick on her head to make her stop growing. She thinks that is so funny and tells me that she'll keep growing, just with a brick on top of her, so the brick will get taller, too. :)
Her card today told me that I am the best mommy for her. And she is the best daughter for me. I am so lucky and honored to be her momma, it just takes my breath away. She is my heart walking around outside of my body and sometimes it hurts to watch that. I love her so much and wouldn't be a mother if it wasn't for her.