Friday, May 09, 2008

FFF - Mommy & Me

Sarah's FFF them this week is mommy and me. I realized that I really don't have very many pictures of just Gabriella and I, especially recent ones. I need to change that.

Here are a some that I dug up. I couldn't pick just one or two.

Meeting my baby girl for the first time.









First Halloween






First Christmas







First New Year's Eve.




On her first birthday.



Last April in Miami.




Last July







This past Thanksgiving




This New Year's Eve



Oh and since we're talking about being a mom, I have to add this to this post. Click here to see a contest that The Today Show and Teleflora are sponsoring.
So, check out the categories.... What do you think of the Non-Mom Mom category that includes Grandparent, stepmom, or mom to adopted children ???????????????????????

EDIT : Apparently they got such a firestorm of response, they changed the category name to "Adopting Mom". Yet, it still lists grandparents and step-moms. And while that is a better label than non-mom, it still annoys me that they separated this all out into categories. Why not, just mom, period?

I get ticked about certain things and cringe sometimes over certain language that is used, but as a rule, I HATE the way we've become so darn PC in this day and age that we can't hardly say anything without offending someone. I'm not easily offended and can usually brush stuff off. That being said, this freaking pissed me off and offends me greatly.


I'm a non-mom mom???????? And my mom is as well since I was adopted? How about all of the loving step-moms out there who are sometimes the only mom that child knows? And Grandparents.... OK, so in the case of a grandchild, they aren't the mother. But, unless I'm missing something, you have to be a mom to become a Grandmother.


I'm assuming if they hold a Father's Day contest, the same categories would apply to dads. I'm sure Ferdy would beg to differ with the label that he's a non-dad dad to Gabriella. Why are there even categories????


Well, this non-mom surely won't be using Teleflora to send flowers to my own mom who's considered a non-mom to them.










19 comments:

Sarah said...

I LOVE all those pics of you and Gabriella! She is too beautiful,just like her mom (definitely a real mom, not a non-mom - those morons)!

Happy Mothers Day!!! Hope to see you and Miss G again this fall!

MMrussianadoption said...

I just clicked on it and it said adopting mom, not non mom. maybe they saw your post and changed it.

Type (little) a said...

Oy Vey!

WOW. That non-mom shit is so insensitive it's not even funny.

I'm tired of the PC police, too, but this is beyond the pale.

I'm going to send them a nasty email. You're not the only one who can get feisty. LOL

Happy Mother's Day! :-)

Kim said...

There were enough adoptive mamas that flooded them with calls and emails that they just recently got rid of the NonMom category. It's now Adoptive Moms. :) Don't they know better then to make this fiesty group upset?

And Miss G is just too adorable!!

Kerri said...

Happy Mother's Day!!! I love the journey through time with Gabriella.

Oh and they may have improved it some but not too much. This is the description of one of the adoptive moms...
***She was an adopted child who is now mom to her own daughter, plus six adopted children who started life as "meth babies".***

Kerri and Ruby

Priscilla said...

why would they separate out adopting moms? i certainly don't feel any more special or different b/c my girls are adopted..just REAL!

Becca said...

I'm a non Mom? I have a step-son and an adopted daughter! Screw that!

Anger and frustration aside - those are wonderful pictures - thanks for sharing them!

Happy Mother's Day!

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

Mackenzie's Forever Family said...

I am like you and not easily offended but that chaps my butt. I am a step-mom, adoptive mom and have a mom and step-mom. What the????? I guess people really don't understand until they live in another persons shoes.

And what is the term step-mom mean anyway? Are we a step down from the real thing? I don't get it and I'm not usually worried about being PC either because it's just so darned hard to keep up with what's PC but this fires me up too.

Side note-I found it difficult to find recent pics of me and Mackenzie too. I guess we need to step out from behind the camera more huh?

Robyn said...

Beautiful pics!! Happy Mother's Day!!

Robyn

Carrie said...

Love the pictures and the memories. It is hard to find recent photos of Mommy and Me because we are always taking photos of them.

I saw the hub-bub on the boards about the non-mom thing. It is ridiculous. We are no different than any other mom. I did not even look or get involved because I don't have time to get all upset. We know in our heart who and what we are and we don't need society labeling us. I think other people made enough of a big deal over it. I am working on my paperchase, so I guess I am becoming a "non-mom" again and I am doing all this to be a "non-mom." We will ask our children what they think in years to come. Crazy stuff.

I guess we are celebrating non-mother's day tomorrow with this little person we are raising. Horrible labeling.

Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom and all the other wonderful mother's out there!

Michelle Smiles said...

I'm with you on the non-mom thing. I try not to get offended over silly things that but that really stuck in my craw. I have a draft in my posts folder about it but haven't decided if I want to post it or not. Morons.

MICHELLE said...

GREAT PICTURES, MY FAVORITE ONE IS THE SECOND ONE. HAVE A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. SOME PEOPLE JUST REALLY DO NOT GET IT. THEY SAY THE MOST STUPID THING'S. I JUST SAID TODAY TO MY HUSBAND THAT IT DOESN'T EVEN FEEL LIKE OUR CHILDREN ARE ADOPTED. THEY ARE JUST ALL OURS AND HE SAID HE FELT THE SAME WAY.

Kathy said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Your daughter is adorable!

I agree 100% about the non-Mom thing. Ticked me off too and when I mentioned it to my mother she got even madder!! Morons at NBC!!

Happy Mother's Day from one REAL Mom to another!!!

JuJu - said...

Gorgeous Pics of two Beauties:)

so sad people don't get adoption:)

No more teleflora for me:)

Maria and Family said...

Love all the pictures. Fun to see how much Gabriella has grow, From one non-mom to another, that pissed me off too. How dumb are they? I emailed ya. Did you get it?
Maria :)

Ginger--Maya's mommy said...

Those pictures are GREAT!!! My favorite is the first one!!!

nikki said...

Love the pics of you and Gabrielle
I agree with you about teleflora, people are so ignorent!!!


Happy Mother's Day!!!

Our Family of 5 said...

Love all the pictures!! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Sam said...

Happy Mother's Day, A.

Check out my blog--the most recent entry is a little response to Teleflora. ;)