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CHILLI'S BLOG: My First Mother's Day!

Posted May 12th, 2014 @ 5:04am by Chilli Amar

My mother died the week before Thanksgiving in 2009. We were very close and I was devastated when she lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Since her death, I dreaded Mother's Day. I stayed off social media so I didn't have to read/see people's posts about sharing the special day with THEIR moms. It made me sad.

I found out I was pregnant last February. I announced my pregnancy on the air and on Facebook Mother's Day weekend. Here we are a year later...and I celebrated my first Mother's Day with my 6-month old son Donato.

I woke up yesterday morning and went into the nursery to grab Donato (who had started to wake). I brought him back in bed with me to have some cuddle time. My husband handed me a card and a gift box. Inside the box was this lovely necklace...featuring Don's favorite photo of me and Donato on one side and his name engraved on the other...



I never expected to love being a Mom as much as I do. Every milestone Donato reaches is bittersweet. It makes me think of my mother...and how I wish I could share this experience with her. I know she'd be madly in love with my little boy.


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