Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

The holiday I always dreaded before becoming Sakura's Mommy is now my favorite holiday. Every day of being Sakura's Mommy is great - but I especially love getting a special day to celebrate just that. I have said it always, Sakura is the best gift ever. I am SO Blessed to be her Mom. I am SO grateful to so many people for making my dream come true, but two especially important people are God and Airi - they are first and foremost - for making this day possible.

On Mother's Day in Japan, I was talking to Sakura about how lucky I am to be her Mommy, and how grateful we are to Airi and to God, Sakura responded "Thank You Mommy" - I cried. I know that Sakura doesn't understand, she is only 2 years old, but for her to respond in that manner melted my heart. She is a special little girl and I am the luckiest person in the world that she is my daughter.

We spent Mother's Day at my favorite spot - The Garden Cafe - for brunch.

Here are a few pictures from our brunch.

Every Mommy gets a flower - Sakura loved the flower so I let her have it.

My beautiful little cherry blossom

Waiting for berries


For dinner we enjoyed Teppanyaki at Ah-So and we took Bachan and Jiichan. I think this is the first Mother's Day I can even remember spending with my inlaws. We are SO lucky they are here now and we love spending time with them - and really enjoy seeing Sakura with Bachan and Jiichan.

Sakura wasn't fond of the big fire - so I pulled out the DVD player and she watched

The Backyardigans for distraction.

The Group at dinner

Sakura had a bit of a fit at one point .... because they don't give knives and Daddy bit her filet and Sakura thought that her Daddy was eating her food, she's not big on sharing food!

Mommy and her girl

Watching a little TV at Bachan and Jiichan's after dinner

Happy Mother's Day to all Mommies, Mommies-to-Be, and Pregnant-on-Paper Mommies!


Granni P said...

Jennifer, I just found your blog. What a wonderful day for you. Your daughter is so very beautiful and I am so glad your dreams have come true. Bless you and yours.
Patty Lemmon

Misty Clark said...

Great post Jen and love all the pictures! I know how much mother's day means to you and Sakura is truly blessed to have you as her mom too :)

scrappingma20 said...

Jennifer what a beautiful post. You are a wonderful mother and beautiful person. You deserve the happiness you have with Sakura.

Love Debbie