I’m very fortunate to have such a loving and caring husband and family. As my husband has taken on a permanent night shift, and continues to work as a professional photographer for his business, the best support for me as of lately has been my mother.
She takes the late night phone calls of my pregnancy questions, answers my emails on various pregnancy and breastfeeding issues, gives me advice and eases the worries about my pregnancy fears. She also has been a great support getting ready for the new arrival of our baby girl. Living two hours away, she gives up her weekends and comes down to help me clean up the house, get some shopping done.
This weekend instead of visiting her cottage on their island, she came down here sunday and monday to just support me.
Jason and I decided (before we knew we were pregnant) to renovate the floors in our whole house, update some painting colors, re-organize the basement, and have new windows installed. The list of the ‘yet to get done’ is still a long one, but with help from my father and mother (and once my brother) this has grown shorter.
This weekend we tackled going through the basement, sorting out our belongings for a yard sale (we’re having coming up next weekend). She helped me organize my kitchen cabinets, get caught up on some deep cleaning and organizing my bathroom cupboards. Today she tackled the front garden bed, picking me the lovely bouquet of lilac’s and forget-me-nots. Just because she’s my mom and wants to help us out.
My husband and I are so very fortunate to have such an amazing support system all ready in place, and ready to go at the slightest whisper of “i need you”.
A model we’re adopting for our own parenting style; support, sacrifice and selfless love.
I’ve included some shots of the bouquet my mother picked for me.