May 9, 2010

Mothers Day 2010

Mothers Day will always be a bitter sweet holiday for me. It was a year ago today that Lariann passed away. Watching my sweet wife pass away and knowing my daughter Lucy will never really know her Mother are two very painful thoughts for me. Lariann was such a sweet caring mother who loved her little girl so much. Every Mothers Day will probably be a little difficult for me.

As I said before it is a bitter sweet holiday. There is also a lot sweet to celebrate on this Mothers Day. There are many women who have become like mothers to Lucy and me. Like the women who have loved a cared for my daughter like a mother. My Aunts Jean, Louise and Jenifer who bring Lucy into their homes every week and look after her and love her as if she were one of their own daughters. Who also have us over to eat with them as if we were part of their own family.

Lucy’s aunts Liz, Rachelle, Stacey and Alison who like my aunt’s care for Lucy and love her like their own daughter. They also make personal sacrifices to help take care of Lucy. And do such a good job of doing Lucy’s hair.

Lucy’s Grandmothers, who Lucy loves so much she would rather spend time with them then me. I guess I don’t spoil her as much as they do. They come and spend the night with Lucy and sometimes she goes to their houses so I can go to work. They take her during the day so I can sleep. They are people I can call at the last minute to come and help. They are two of the most caring women I know.

My soon to be wife Ariane and her family who have accepted Lucy as one of their own. Arianes mom and sister are so wonderful with Lucy. They play with her and look after her, Lucy loves going to their house. And we are so blessed to have Araine in our lives. She loves Lucy like her own daughter and I am so grateful to have found a woman like her.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the women out there who have helped fill the void of mother in Lucy’s life and my life this last year. We wouldn’t have been able to make it through this year without you.

5 comments:

Dutch John Guymon said...

Wow! One year! I have thought about you so much this week and know that it probably hasn't been easy. I am SO happy you have such wonderful Women who have stepped up to help you. I wish we were closer, I would love to help with your beautiful daughter (and heck, what is one more when I have SO MANY!) I want you to know that I think the world of you and love you! I am so Happy you are doing good and can't wait to meet Ariane.

Scarlet said...

THanks Scott. I needed this today.

Amy N. said...

Very nice blog post, I was thinking of you today.

Sarah said...

I have also been thinking of you a lot this weekend. I'm so glad that we could see you today! Just looking at all the women in your life who love you and Lucy so much reminds me of all the blessings I have by knowing them, too. Andrew and I love you guys and are very grateful for your testimony of Eternal Families at our wedding.

Sayyadina said...

I thought of you last week, too. Always happy to love your daughter. We are honored to know you and Lucy.