Hello muddah

May 10, 2009 at 10:46 pm 3 comments

We had a happy mother’s day chez cloneville, and my better and smarter half was grateful for the nice messages she received. Lord knows she deserves them, as she’s done some hard core mothering this past year (I could write a book). I tried to run the show as much as possible today and give Al a chance to see the world, do some shopping and smelling of flowers, that sort of thing. There never is enough time, as you can imagine.  I ran myself ragged looking after our brood, most particularly during one Chernobylesque poop event involving Satchel [did you see Slumdog Millionaire? That’s what I’m talking about.] I also cooked for and attempted to pamper the great woman, and hope I succeeded at least somewhat. Now that my semester is drawing to a close I will happily be able to assume more of the day-to-day responsibilities around here, and lord knows there’s plenty of doing to do. More than all the pedestrian nuts and bolts factors though, A. has brought inner strength, fearlessness, and wisdom to this complex thing of parenting, and I’ve been happy and lucky enough to be ride on her coattails.

A last word here. This mothers day, for us, follows on the heels of several, three, four, maybe even five, that were less happy. Of course we always cherished the opportunity to celebrate OUR mothers and grandmothers, but the yearly reminder that the one thing we most wanted had been denied us for yet another 365 days grew increasingly difficult to bear as the numbers mounted. As much as mothers have done to earn this special day of celebration – and they’ve done plenty – I hope we all remember that there is no holiday for would-be mothers without children, who face each day bravely  with hope, or sadly without it. They are in your midst whether you realize it or not, and I can promise you that for many of them today was a hard day. To those who are trying and hoping know that we thought of you early and often today. Next year in Jerusalem.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cat Anderson  |  May 12, 2009 at 4:42 am

    your words cause the goose bumps as always. sweet and thoughtful tribute–xx us

  • 2. Charlotte & Jeff  |  May 13, 2009 at 8:49 am

    D, you’re a love. Dad’s day is nigh! xox

  • 3. gumbygoogoo  |  May 13, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Alex – I can.not.STAND. these photos!! There’s not way this much cuteness can be legal!! I love checking on the blog to get a dose of your stinkin’ sweet little guys. Happy Mother’s Day at last!

    Katie (of GPMOMC)


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