Posted by Katrina Kaczmarek on May 12, 2012
Yesterday would have been my ten year anniversary (if I were still married). Crazy!!! I thought about it a few days ago, but didn’t even realize it yesterday morning until my ex-husband dropped the kids off and mentioned it was May 11th.
I have decided to coin the day my unniversary, and so yesterday was my first unniversary. It was great!
I didn’t necessarily expect for it to be great when I woke up but as it turned out God had wonderful plans in store for the day that were prepared awhile ago just to fill up my calendar.
In the morning I was fortunate to attend a Mother’s Day Tea sponsored by a wonderful philanthropic organization called Mother’s Grace. I have mentioned them in a past blog, and I do so again today, because if you are looking for a good donation this group does some wonderful things. They help mothers in need immediately with financial stresses in crisis. The will jump in and pay utilities, health care costs and help with other needs when crisis hits a family. They also offer four grants a year to women out there trying to make a difference through their own companies.
The tea was fabulous and the setting pristine nestled at the foot of Camelback mountain. The auction items were amazing. I didn’t win, but I enjoyed sipping champagne and visiting with friends while listening to a speech on the need for more CHD research.
After the tea, I headed to McDonalds for the weekly Friday play date with Kenny and his friends. We moved to McDonalds this week, because the kids are crazy for the spy toys! I had a wonderful time at McDonalds visiting with some great friends while the kids played and enjoyed the afternoon together.
The day ended with a trip down to Victoria Secrets where I was chosen as an adopted mom to spoil for Mother’s Day. Victoria Secrets chose 11 cancer survivor/patient moms to spoil. We were given gift cards to the store, lotions, perfumes, and other gift cards to enjoy around town. It was wonderful! We had the opportunity to share our stories with the associates, and I know that the room was full of brave women, and strong hearts, and beautiful stories.
I can’t think of a better way to have spent my first Unniversary. I know a door has closed, and it is o.k. I am just hanging in the hallway, because I know that as I type, cracks are beginning to show as other doors open. Sunlight is filtering through, and I can’t even imagine the beauty that awaits on the other side.
Happy Loving and Sitting!