Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day.....To Me!

I am so thrilled to introduce to you, my blogger friends, the newest member of the Little Girl-Big Man Family, Daisy!

Daisy & Daddy watch the Celtics defeat the Miami Heat!

She's Perfect!

Daisy is a 12 week old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and we are just so in love! The past few months have been difficult for me, and Big Man watched all of that first hand. He decided to finally cave and grant me my puppy wish as a way of inspiring me. It might not seem like I need inspiration, but sometimes I feel like I don't know who I am outside of cancer. This little bundle of joy reminded me that I am a wife, and now a "mommy". I have great friends, all of whom have been coming to visit the little one!

I had a very full and active life before cancer, and I need to make sure I remain that same person. I am getting so much joy from nesting and worrying about something other than my health, something as trivial as how long it's been since her last walk or whether to feed her 1/3 cup or 1/2 cup of food! Instead of pouring over cancer research websites, I've been brushing up on Dog Whisperer. I have a set of CT scans coming up next week, and I've barely thought about them. I'm too absorbed in my home life.

So thank you, Big Man, and Happy Mother's Day to me! I promise in front of all the blogsphere that I will never nag the Big Man for anything ever again. I have everything I could ever want! A beautiful husband, a beautiful pooch, a beautiful home, and a loving mom who happens to be my best friend!

Today is good. I hope you all are enjoying your special days. For the mothers who read this blog who also happen to be dealing with a cancer diagnosis...I hope that motherhood allows you to forget the cancer stuff at least for a moment, and focus on what is really important in life, which is to give love and to be loved.


Paula said...

Bridget, I am so happy for your new addition! Daisy is one lucky puppy to have you as her mommy. Enjoy every moment with your fur baby!

Katie said...

So cute! My friend has one of those dogs and she is the sweetest thing ever.


Anni Macht Gibson said...

Hi, my Cavalier, Sophie, is my "angel dog" and my soul mate. I got her when my last human "baby" left the nest to go to college and she and I are inseparable! She will love you unconditionally and forever! Cavs are just the snuggliest best doggies ever! Enjoy!

Monica Ningen (a friend of a friend) said...

Congratulations to the new addition and to opening your heart to the unconditional love of a puppy. You won't regret it (you may curse a few times in the middle of the night when you are getting up to let the sweet puppy outside to go to the bathroom)....but she will help you tap into a place in your heart that you had forgotten about. AND SHE IS COMPLETELY ADORABLE!!!

Wendy said...

She is way beyond cute! Enjoy all her puppiness. They certainly do bring a lot of joy!

Karin Kasdin said...

I'm so happy for you, Bridget! Wait till you see how this little one will anticipate your every need. When I am feeling great, my dog Murphy is full of energy and ready to play. When I was going through all my cancer stuff, he knew just when I was feeling down and he sat beside me quietly and let me stroke him. They are remarkable at making you feel better. You have a friend for life. And I'm praying it's a long one for both of you!
Karin Kasdin

Liliana Holtzman said...

Dear Bridget, congratulations on the new addition to your family.
Your puppy is too cute for words!

Happy Mother's Day to you and to your mom.

Wishing you all the best this world has to offer.

addiemaeweiss said...

Happy Mother's day - having a dog is a wonderful thing. Mine was our first child through some down times and he definitely helped. I'm so sorry that you are battling things in such a rough way. I had no idea when I saw you at Peggy's baby shower in early April. You looked fabulous!! You are beautiful always and I hope that the days ahead get better. Addie

Anna Rachnel said...

Honestly I think dogs should be standard Rx. I got my little blog mascot for exactly the same reasons. So special!

kjl said...

Congratulations and happy Mother's Day, Bridget! I've been a mom to only canine children for almost 14 years, after losing my fertility to cancer over 16 years ago. We found rescuing dogs and being doggy parents so fulfilling, we eventually decided not to adopt human children! I hope Daisy brings the same kind of joy to your household!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! She is precious! My 2 dogs have been such good medicine over the last year, and I'm sure Daisy will be for you too.

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

Your new baby is adorable!