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// 52 dates // a thousand threads
The date // Mother’s Day dinner at the Wine Kitchen.
The food // Tuna tartar tacos, fresh herb rolls, fried green tomatoes, cheesesteak fries and a french dip sandwich (we shared a little bit of it all).
The wine // A bottle of Sledgehammer Cabernet, Peter Gabriel would be proud.

As a stepmom, I’m never quite sure what to do with Mother’s Day. It’s not the same kind of huge celebration, but it’s certainly not nothing, either, and while I don’t feel like I can demand any big hoopla, it really is nice to be recognized in some small way.

Luckily, Mark always knows just what to do to make me feel special. This year, even though with so much going on I was sure we wouldn’t go out, he surprised me with dinner at our favorite place. We sat outside on a night that felt more like summer than spring, made plans for the future, and smiled at how smart that little boy we’re raising is and how big he’s become.

We savored the special occasion, and my awkwardness melted away. We might be a less traditional family, but we’re a strong and happy one too, and I wouldn’t trade what we have for all the traditional days in the world.

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  1. Posted May 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    What a perfect celebration, and an amazing partner for finding a thoughtful way to honor your enormous contribution. Hope this week is off to an equally lovely start!

  2. Posted May 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Laicie! Mommas come in all kinds of packages, you deserve to be celebrated too!

  3. Posted May 12, 2014 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    You guys are just beautiful inside and out! xoxo!

  4. Posted May 13, 2014 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Believe me, you are appreciated and loved as a stepmom. I have a stepmom who I consider my “mom” and I would not be where I am today without her. I give the biggest credit to stepmoms for taking on that responsibility in the name of love! My stepmom stepped into the role of our family even with 3 kids already present, I admire her every single day. Looks like you guys had a beautiful day!

  5. Posted May 14, 2014 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    That’s so wonderful that you are celebrated with your family! <3 I'm glad you had a wonderful day.

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