Where we live, we also had Monday off for 'Family Day' and on Saturday we spent the evening with my parents and sister to ring in Chinese New Year - Year of the Tiger! What a busy and lovely long weekend!
Here are some pics of the V-day din din that DH made for me. I was his sous-chef for the evening. Alright, I was a tad bossy for a sous-chef but this poor man really doesn't know his way around the kitchen! But he was a fast learner and I tried to be very patient - err, I mean he was very patient. ;)
and we finished it off with this:
Oh help me.
Not bad for a novice right? I *heart* this man.
updated 5:30 pm ET
**(I was dreading writing a separate entry on this so I decided to add it in here) It's the dread of recapping the sad memories but I don't want this date to pass without proper acknowledgment either. The event that forever changed our lives a year ago today.
I was naively and happily preggo until I started spotting just a few days before V-day 2009. I thought that this spotting was just 'a thing that happened' with pregnancy and little did I know that it was a sign that things were not going well. Since this was my 1st pregnancy, we were told by the mid-wife agency to come in week 8 for our first appt - and the only thing that I had confirmation on was a lot of positive HPTs. The first and only bloodtest I got was in the ER the Monday before the miscarriage- HCG in the 20,000s - but sure enough a few days after, I was naturally miscarrying our 1st lil' bean. I remember the horror of seeing the sac - this greyish clot that totally looked foreign to me and knowing for sure that there was no chance. That day seems so far away but the memory is still fresh.
I have grown into a different women today and I couldn't have done it without God and the support of this group right here. When I was lost and lonely and had no one to really talk to that would understand this experience, I found you. Through encouraging comments and prayers, this past year, as hard as it was, has laid a solid foundation for me to continue this journey to becoming a mommy one day. I pray that I will continue to receive your support and prayer as I prepare myself for what lies ahead. I am grateful to have my dear hubby be my rock and my shoulder - and I know that some day soon, he can put his cooking skills to the test when I'm just too tired and he has to cook for our kiddies. :)