Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mors dag ... Mother´s day

Mors dag har altid været en speciel tid i vores familie men mors dag 2009 er forskellig fra alle mors dag at jeg har fejret før--- for mange grunde. Jeg prøver at fokuse på positiv ting og huske at jeg vil være i Texas om 2 1/2 uger, sammen med min familie men i dag er lidt svært.

Mother´s Day has always been a really special tid in our family, but Mother´s Day 2009 is different from all the Mother´s Days that I have celebrated before---for many reasons. I am trying to focus on the positives and remember that in less than 3 weeks I will be in Texas, together with my family, but today is a bit difficult.


2009 er min første mors dag uden MoMo...og den forste gang at jeg ikke vil ringe Nederland Texas og siger "Glædelig Mors Dag."

2009 is my first Mother´s Day without MoMo... and the first time I will not be calling Nederland, Texas to say "Happy Mother´s Day."


Min søster er den bedste mor jeg ved. Selv om hun er 7 år yngre end mig, ser jeg hende ligesom den slags mor at jeg ønsker at være. Dette er vores første mors dag i vores nye hjem (mig i Danmark og Jennifer i Colorado) og jeg håber at min svoger og niece og nevo passer på hende rigtigt godt i dag!

My sister is the best mom I know. Although she is 7 years younger than I am, I see her as the kind of mom I want to be. This is our first Mother´s Day in our new homes (me in Denmark and Jennifer in Colorado) and I hope that my brother-in-law, niece and nephew take really great care of her today!

Dette år er især svært for min mor. 2009 er hendes første mors dag uden hendes mor (MoMo) og uden Jennifer og jeg der. Sædvanligvis min far og Jess laver mors dag frokost for os imens vi slapper af....Vi har haft mange vidunderlige mors dage og jeg ved min far vil passe min mor i dag så hun har en god dag....til hendes døtre ankommer om 2 1/2 uger! Jeg elsker og savner dig, Mor og vil gerne sige "tak" for vælger at være min mor 39 år siden.

This year is especially difficult for my mom. 2009 is her first Mother´s Day without her mom (MoMo) and without Jennifer and I there. Usually my dad and Jess make Mother´s Day lunch for us while relax.... We have had so many wonderful Mother´s day and I know that my dad will take good care of my mom today so she has a good day....til her daughters arrive in 2 1/2 weeks! I love and miss you, Mom and want to say "thank you" for choosing to be my mom 39 years ago.
Selv om jeg er læng væk fra min mor denne mors dag, er jeg meget heldig at have en svigermor ligesom Taimi. Hendes kærlighed for den Nørgaard familie er så stor og jeg er meget glad at får muligheden at være del af hendes familie!

Although I am far away from my mom this Mother´s Day, I am really lucky to have a mother-in-law like Taimi. Her love for the Nørgaard family is so great and I am so happy to have the opportunity to be part of her family
Juli 2 1991 blev jeg en mor. En lille pige som ligner mig og opfører ligesom mig kom ind til verden. Hun kom 2 uger sene men hun var værd venten! Vi har oplevet så mange ting sammen siden 1991--gode ting, dårlige ting, spændende ting og almindelige ting. Sammen overlevede vi den "terrible twos", den første kæreste og den første "brækket" hjerte, pubertet, hendes første år i højskolen hvor hendes mor var skoleinspektør og hendes "forælder-underviste" køreuddannelse!

On July 2, 1991 I became a mom. A little girl who looks and acts just like me came into the world. She was 2 weeks late, but was worth the wait! We have experienced so many things together since 1991--good things, bad things, exciting things and ordinary things. We have survived the Terrible Twos, the first boyfriend & first broken heart, puberty, her first year in the high school where her mother was the principal and her "parent-taught" driver´s education course!

I dag er min første mors dag uden Jess. Selv om jeg ved at vi vil være sammen om 2 1/2 uger, føler jeg i dag hvor meget 8000 km faktisk er. Vi fik vores tatovering lige før jeg flyttede til Danmark så vi ville have en påmindelse at hjælpe hinanden. Hvis en af os har en "mørk dag", hjælper anden hende at finde lyset--vi balancerer hinanden. I dag, savner jeg hende meget......

Today is my first Mother´s Day without Jess. And although I know we will be together in 2 1/2 weeks, today I feel how much 5000 miles really is. We got our tattoos just before I moved to Denmark so we would have a reminder to help one another. If one of us has a "dark day", the other helps her to find the light--we balance each other. Today I miss her so much....

8 comments:

LadyFi said...

So sorry to hear you're missing everyone. It's tough being away. But if you imagine that it's only a date that is different all over the world, and that every day is a mother's day... And in 2.5 weeks, you can have a real big Mother's Day celebration!

Mom said...

Beautiful post and great tribute to all the women in your life. You're so right about your sister - she is an awesome mom and wish that I had more of her "mothering" instincts in me. Dont' sell yourself short - you are a great mom! I have been awake since 5:00 am this morning - thinking about MoMo, missing you & Jennifer and thinking about Jess - hope she had a good time at Prom last night. Have a wonderful day and give Taimi a big hug for me - I appreciate her being there for you so much. Love always! Mom

SH said...

Great post.

Had no idea Jess arrived 2 weeks late; that is hilarious.

You have an amazing family, Kelli. I'm so glad you write about them so much on this blog because it has really allowed us to get to know them.

Love you and Happy Mother's Day.

Rachel said...

Happy Mother's Day, Kelli! You have a great family - I'm sure you'll have a great time in a few wks. :-)

Archaeogoddess said...

Happy Mother's Day! You must be a great mom, Jess is still talking to you after being her driver's ed teacher! :-)

Amy said...

Kelli, this was such a moving post!! I showed Sarah your tattoos and she asked if we should get something like that before she leaves for Texas for a year...I would consider it for her..it was so beautifully written how you balance each other. Thomas peeked at the photo also and said, Is that a mother and daughter?? Looks like sisters!!! hahahaha! Just had to share that with you to brighten your day!!!
Hang in there my dear even though this day is difficult because it's a first and you are so far away from your loved ones..soon you will be together and can make up for being apart today!!
Happy Mother's Day!!!

Nichole said...

Happy Mothers Day! I know the women in your life are just as excited to have you here with them in a few weeks as you are to be here. :)

Jacki said...

Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous! She gets that from you, btw.

Hope you had a relaxing mother's day!