Mother's Day

Mother’s Day and being adopted

Mother's Day and being adoptedWith Mother’s Day just gone by, this time Darren was asked again by our son about his birth mother during his classes Mother’s Day “Spoil Mom” session.
We’ve agreed to always answer truthfully but age appropriate, that said, every time the question is asked one can’t help but feel a little pain. Natural I am sure.

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Mother's Day

DAD get’s a Mother’s Day spoil …on Slipper Day!

Letter to my hubby

Last year I asked “…why schools can’t just identify a way of including all children …” on these days. Why don’t we replace it with Parent Day, celebrated on one day in the year?

Whether it’s Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it’s a day that was created to honour our parents, so why don’t we just combine it and celebrate it on the same day? We honour them both annually anyway, so why Continue reading “DAD get’s a Mother’s Day spoil …on Slipper Day!”

Beginnings, Celebrations, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Parenting

Gay parenting isn’t so straight forward …

My family

This year our young man started a new school and with it, I’ve found that issues that previously didn’t matter to me .. now do. They do because they will ultimately have an impact on or affect our young man, who just happens to have Continue reading “Gay parenting isn’t so straight forward …”

Celebrations, Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day

First to our son’s birth mother … Thank you again for the gift of life you shared with us.

To my mother, thank you for always wanting the best for me. The sacrifices you made and continue to make, I hope I am able to be to Jeremy a portion of what you have shown me a parent should be. 

To my hubby, thank you for joining me in this journey. Embracing both roles(mom&dad) and showing me, that what matters is showing our son unconditional love.

Love you,


Family, hylery, Mother's Day, Parenting, Same Sex

Mother’s Day Pamper session at school …

Work in Progress 2
Son hard at work on dadD’s feet

Two weeks back I wrote about the Mother’s Day pamper happening at our young man’s school today. Do you recall? No? Read about it here then 🙂 Continue reading “Mother’s Day Pamper session at school …”

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Two dads.. and Mother’s day at school …

Beach Time
Beach Time

Yesterday we received this terms first newsletter from J’s school, letting the parents know of the different activities planned for the term.

One of the items mentioned was the school’s planned Mother’s Day Continue reading “Two dads.. and Mother’s day at school …”

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Mother’s Day 2014

All that I am or hope to be … I owe to my Angel Mother – Abraham Lincoln

Today Sunday 11th May, is Mother’s Day in many countries across the world. A role that is more often than not, lacked in recognition.

So, if you’re still blessed to have your mother around give her a call and just thank her for being the great woman that she is. For she worked hard in your formative years to give you all she could within her capabilities.

She smiled through your temper tantrums, because you didn’t get your way. Or finally got that toy or piece of clothing you kept nagging her for, but not appreciating what she endured to get it for you.

When she said “..she wasn’t hungry” .. just so you could enjoy a filling meal, it wasn’t because she wasn’t hungry! She was putting your needs first!

Now that you’re all grown up and living your own life, don’t forget to give her a call at least once a week…or message her during your “busy” schedule. You still her little baby, in her eyes and heart. She misses you more than she cares to admit.

To the birth mother of our son JJ,

you are our HERO!

It is because of your unselfish decision to give your birth son, now our adoptive son, a better future that you picked us to care for him.

Thank you! Thank YOU, for allowing my husband and I to experience the joys of parenthood.

JJ is growing up so fast. He is an intelligent young man, with guts and determination. No challenge for him, can’t be overcome.

He isn’t selfish, and is always willing to share.

He loves the outdoors, and exploring his surroundings.

Below our messages to the moms in our lives …

From hubby to our moms …

Happy Mother’s Day to the two mom’s in my life…you are both as close to Godliness as can be…thank you for your endless sacrifices and undying love. You have helped mould us into the men we are today, the fathers we are to JJ. We love you and appreciate you so much. Happy Mother’s Day!

… and to my mom I posted this …

Mãe querida que continuamos sempre os melhores amigos. Saudades do teu carinho. Falámos mais tarde. Beijos e abraços forte do filho que te muito adora, Mané, Darrren e neto Jeremy.

plus this video from us..

Love you mom!