Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

Sitting on the stoop this morning, I watched father after father sneak by with deli flowers. Their wives, I'm guessing, were still sleeping. Hey, I wanted to yell, I'm a mother too!!!

But I guess I'm not quite yet or I am quite yet or what I am a mother to is quite small: the size of a plum. I'm a mother to something the size of a plum, and I already love it more than I ever imagined loving.

By the time I went to grab milk, the deli had nearly been emptied of its flowers; surely there are more where those came from. Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers (Hi mom!) out there. Enjoy this year's flowers because--come next year--I'll be vying for my share of corner store lilies.

11 comments:

Dad said...

Happy Mother's Day Nicole, and congratulations! I know you'll be one of the great mothers of all time... can't wait to see that little grand-plum of mine!

Linsey said...

happy mother's to day to a mother-to-be!!! we're so happy & excited for u & _ _ _ _!!!! enjoy this day & the many, many celebrations to come!!! love, us xooo

Joe Hefner said...

are you serious...?

Nicole Callihan said...

Does the pope wear a hat?

Stephanie said...

Congrats Nicole!! How exciting (=

Anonymous said...

Nic,
Soon a place you never knew was empty... will be full to overflowing!
Becoming a mama is to decide forever to allow your heart to walk around outside your body! (I stole that from someone, but it really fits) Congratulations to you and C.... and as it says on the back of my dear husbands truck... get in sit down and buckle up. . ..you are in for quite a ride... and oh my... are you gonna love it!!
Much Love,
Holly

jen said...

let's see....my friend. a mother.

yes. that sounds about right.

little miss mel said...

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!!!

Was hoping you would post something soon!

Congratulations Nicole!! What wonderful news!!

Can't wait to hear more details, if you are sharing. :)

Andrea Luttrell said...

I knew it!!!! Congrats. I'll get right on knitting something as adorable and fantastic as you!

Anonymous said...

Nicole, my sweet girl,
You will be the BEST Mama! You, Mama, you!!! I love you and Cody and the little plum.
MOM

margot said...

I AM SO SO SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!