Yesterday was Mother’s Day, which meant I got to go to bed early and sleep in late. It was lovely. Mike brought Annabel into bed to wake me up with head butts and slobbery kisses. I held her tight, and gave her two kisses.
We had brunch with Mike’s parents in Half Moon Bay, and on the way home I made Mike stop at a scenic overlook so I could take pictures. Since it was Mother’s Day, he couldn’t sigh or roll his eyes like he normally does when I force him to go off-course for photography (it helped that he could listen to the Giants Baseball game on the radio while I hiked through nature).
When we returned to his parents’ house, I had Mike take lots of photos of me with my littlest girl.
Mike’s parents were still in Half Moon Bay, so we decided to change into comfy clothes and snuggle up on the couch. What we didn’t know was there was a police officer walking around his parents’ yard, because we’d set off an alarm in the house when we returned. The bedroom we stay in has doors out onto the backyard…and the shades were open, because who doesn’t enjoy natural light? So just as I pulled my dress over my head and unhooked my bra, I looked up to see that police officer staring in at us through the glass door to our room.
It is amazing I didn’t scream from fear. It’s amazing the Officer didn’t scream at my nakedness.
While Mike proved to the officer we weren’t burglars, I grabbed one of my mother in law’s decorative pillows to cover myself. This pillow, in fact. It was woefully inadequate. I don’t know why I didn’t just pick up my dress off the floor, or a blanket, or anything. Clearly I am not good in a naked emergency.
After I kissed my baby goodnight, I spent the rest of my evening thinking about my older girl. Missing her, imagining her with me. What she would have done today – would she have walked around the scenic overlook with me? Played in the grass with me and her sister? Laughed at crazy naked Mommy? How many kisses and hugs would she have given me? How many times would she have said, “I love you mommy?”
Mother’s Day will always be bittersweet.
Much love to you this Mother’s Day. As always, your humor, heart, and grace shine through.
I know Sweetheart…..I know…..
Sending you extra hugs today!!!
Love, Your Friend Jenn
I thought of you when I saw this…
“A Mother’s Day Wish From Heaven
Dear Mr. Hallmark,
I am writing to you from heaven, and though it must appear
A rather strange idea, I see everything from here.
I just popped in to visit, your stores to find a card
A card of love for my mother, as this day for her is hard.
There must be some mistake I thought, every card you could imagine
Except I could not find a card, from a child who lives in heaven.
She is still a mother too, no matter where I reside
I had to leave, she understands, but oh the tears she’s cried.
I thought that if I wrote you, that you would come to know
that though I live in heaven now, I still love my mother so.
She talks with me, and dreams with me; we still share laughter too,
Memories our way of speaking now, would you see what you could do?
My mother carries me in her heart, her tears she hides from sight.
She writes poems to honor me, sometimes far into the night
She plants flowers in my garden, there my living memory dwells
She writes to other grieving parents, trying to ease their pain as well.
So you see Mr. Hallmark, though I no longer live on earth
I must find a way, to remind her of her wondrous worth
She needs to be honored, and remembered too
Just as the children of earth will do.
Thank you Mr. Hallmark, I know you’ll do your best
I have done all I can do; to you I’ll leave the rest.
Find a way to tell her, how much she means to me
Until I can do it for myself, when she joins me in eternity.”
Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
Loved looking at the photos; the one with you and Annie smiling at each other is priceless…
Hugs sweetie, wishing all these special days didn’t have to be so bittersweet.
As for your day, wow, not many of us can say we spent our mother’s day being spied on in the buff by a cop! Way to make it memorable
Well, I have to say, your naked story was much more innocent than it could have been!
That last picture of you and Annie is completely gorgeous.
Happy Mother’s Day, friend! Love the pictures!!
Love the pictures of you and Annie. I’m pretty sure I would be terrible in a naked emergency.
Those pictures of you and Mz. Annie are ADORABLE! You both look fresh and sweet!
Sending (((hugs))) to you as always, from Alabama.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the first and last photos! Happy Belated Mother’s Day!
Happy Late Mothers Day!
I know what you mean about bittersweet. I know this isnt the same but this is the first holiday without my mom. She passed April 18th. The only thing that made it even seem like it was okay was that she was able to enjoy mothers day again with ml sister and brothers and with my son.
Nah, even as I typed it I realized how hollow that sounded. Sorry.
It did suck.
The Rigby pillow was a little small…I’m sure you made that officer’s day.
Happy Mother’s Day.
I’m not too sure why the officer was in the back, I bet he wanted to see you naked. Sneaky peeping tom!
cindy w says:
What’s funny is that I’m pretty sure this isn’t the first time I’ve heard of you accidentally flashing someone. Wasn’t there something that involved a salon/pedicure or something?
Also, that last pic of you & Annie is too damn sweet for words.
yeah…..that was in a nail salon. I have issues.
Oh no, Annie is losing all of her adorable babychub. She’s so precious.
Amy Collen says:
Ah Heather, you say that you wonder why the cop didn’t scream from your nakedness….did ya ever wonder if perhaps he was standing there longer than you thought he was? Perhaps he was just waitin’ for that dress to come off before making his appearance :). In my honest opinion, I think you made his day :). Certainly makes for a great story down at the station! Nothing like a nude smokin’ hot redhead!
Rumour Miller says:
Happy Mother’s Day.
Great pictures- you are both beautiful and glowing. (And your hair color still looks awesome!) I’m so sorry this day is bittersweet for you. Glad Annie and Mike gave you lots of love.
Dawn @ What's Around the Next Bend? says:
You CRACK me up!!
Of course, you had the shades open! LOL
Guarantee you were the talk of the station
Happy Mother’s Day!
Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day (though bittersweet).
Kristin (MamaKK922) says:
The Naked story HILARIOUS!!
Sending you so much love and GIANT hugs. Happy Mother’s Day!
You and Annie look beautiful in your purple dresses! I know Maddie was there with you in spirit.
And that’s hilarious about grabbing the pillow…sounds like something I would’ve done.
Beautiful photographs of the area and of you and Annie, the last one is the winner.
Very funny, I would have had a heart attack and so would the policeman.
Heather, much love to you.
Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing your funny story – I think Maddie would have laughed and told you 100’s of times how much she loves you.
Mother’s Day is bittersweet – I hope that yours was as happy as it could be. Take care.
Patricia W. says:
Don’t beat yourself up about your naked emergency management skills–these take the longest to master.
Kinda love the naked mama story. Pretty funny. That would happen to me, but the poor guy would run in horror. What did Mike do when you were standing there naked? He could have handed you a towel or something, sheesh! Haha, I bet he tells this story to Annie one day!
I’m so sorry Mother’s Day has to be bittersweet for you – I wish it could be all sweet. Thoughts and prayers for you, Annie, Mike and your Maddie Moo.
May the sweet temper the bitter, now and always. My parents are in San Carlos. We were actually there for the first time in three years this past weekend. Are Mike’s anywhere near there? Your last nature shot looks very familiar–the reservoir?
there are some great pictures of you and your daughter. Happy mothers day to all mom you are truly appreciated and there are lots of moms out there that will do anything for their kids and I salute your effort and LOVE to your kids. Great blog by the way I love it
I love you and your stories.
I thought about you a lot yesterday. I wish you had your Maddie girl with you where she belongs!
A little late but Happy Mother’s Day. Hugs and love coming your way!