Yes, still writing about pregnancy over at Everyday Family – this time about what I loved, and didn’t, about being pregnant. Would you be so kind as to click over for a read and/ or a share with your pregnant friends? I appreciate it!
You know what happens when something tragic of epic proportions happen? When so many families will go through the rest of the lives, forever changed?
For the rest of us, the ability to talk about the ordinary, becomes hard.
When we do, when we resume our lives to what it was before (although, forever changed in some way), when we write and talk and think about things other than lost babies, guns, mental illness, a nation brought to its knees – it feels….. wrong. Inappropriate.
But is this how we want to live? Walking on eggshells, afraid to live our lives, our very short lives?
Yes, I am changed. I look at my children now and feel even more grateful that they’re safe, they’re here, they’re still shielded from all the evil in this world. I am grateful for my life, we have so much.
But I also want to take back my ordinary. I want to be able to tell you about the things in my life right now that are making me happy, that are frustrating me, that are exciting me. Is it callous? Uncaring? I don’t know. I just know that I need to.
I want to tell you that my baby boy, 7 1/2 months old, is crawling, and standing, and eating a bunch of things. I want to tell you what a trooper he’s been the past week, despite the nasty cough and cold he caught.
I want to tell you about my nearly 3 year old, who’s doing so well at school, and is really attached to his teacher. I want to tell you he’s been trying new food, which is a big deal for us because he’s been picky for a year. A year. I want to tell you that I’m one of those parents who have yet to potty train my 3 year old because gosh, there was just so much going on in our lives, there just didn’t seem to be the right time, but yes, we’re choosing the end of the year to plunge into the hellhole that is potty training.
I want to tell you about my new service for Little Love Media, blog evaluations and strategies for bloggers, and I’m really excited about it. I want to tell you to tell every blogger you know, who want to take their blog to the next level.
I want to tell you that after two weeks of being out of the kitchen due to a minor inconvenience of being operated on, it feels rather nice to be able to cook meals for my family. I want to tell you that I’ve been Pinning so many delicious recipes that I want to try. I want to tell you about the ridiculous birthday cakes my sister is Pinning for me to make for my son (THREE on December 29).
I’m taking back my ordinary. Are you?