Mothers day brings mixed emotions since I lost my mom when I was seven. Since that time I have had many wonderful women help fill her spot, and I am very lucky. I also have two wonderful children, and so that makes this day special! Today has just been filled with happy emotions since I had an amazing moment this morning. It wasn't amazing because of some wonderful material gift, it was because of Jude. We have been working with him to say "up" whenever he wants to be picked up. He can normally muster an "uh", or an "ah" and then we pick him up. Well this morning I rolled him on to my chest, and he kept "talking" up a storm. I began saying "say mama Jude, say mama". Jude kept say "a", then without warning he put his lips on my shoulder and said "ma....ma". I looked at Mike who had burst into tears, and we both smiled very big. It was the best mothers day gift!! This gives us hope.