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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Day We Celebrated Our Nation With A Big Kick

It was Canada Day, 2005. We were still living in the apartment even though we gained possession of our house that day. We were behind in packing due to my two week hospital stay and there was much to do before we moved.

Couldn't do a whole lot because I was on bedrest. I don't really remember much about how the day went. But I sure remember how it ended. With a big swift kick in the gut!

We lived close to where fireworks were going. We could almost see them from our window. We faced the river and we could see the occasional spark from our window but mostly in the reflections of the windows of other buildings. Above all, we could hear the fireworks.

I tried to see the fireworks but after a while I went to lay on the couch. As I was laying down, I felt a huge kick! It was such a hard kick that I almost fell over from the surprise of it. Up until then, I had felt flutters, and an odd kick, but nothing like that. I remember laughing with shear joy and amazement. This was the most incredible feeling I've ever had in my whole life! I had a baby in me!

I never felt another kick that strong again. I'll never forget the only Canada Day I celebrated with my beautiful babybear.

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians!

8 comments:

Sarah C. said...

Happy Canada Day, Ter! What a wonderful memory. :) I bet your sweet girl will be watching the fireworks from above tonight.

Shea said...

Happy Canada Day!

Jo said...

I love your Tyla stories, Ter :) I love that you remember the good memories too :)

Big Hugs!!

Denise said...

Happy belated Canada Day!!! What a wonderful memory of your bear. Hugs

Jen said...

How sweet! I hope you have a nice Holiday!

Teri said...

Hope you had a Happy Canada Day! How ironic that we ate in Epcot's Canada on the 4th of July, our independence day :)

DanaDew said...

Once again...I'm late in commenting. I just wanted to say that I love that you remember that strong kick from your sweet Tyla. Wow!

Yaya said...

(((Hugs)))