I would like to intentionally write more. (Thanks Dana and Callie for helping my get back my writing bug.)
I would like to make sure I am intentional about what I do.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Obviously, a baby…
But less obviously, breakfasts for 75 people, probably 30 or so loaves of bread, binders of information, more binders, a new respect for a couple of people, a reflection room at work, reservations, flavored water, a Pinterest account, soup, money.
Monday, December 24, 2012
I was given the gift of learning that I can’t do it all, a limit, and people to lovingly help remind me of that.
I was given the gift of loving enough to let go.
I was given the gift of Benjamin – and the gift of seeing people care for him that I never would have imagined, the gift of reinvention of family through him, and the financial gift of maternity leave from work.
I gave the gift of life – that sounds high and mighty – but I did.
I gave a gift of a Pandora charm to someone who really really wanted it as a token of my utmost appreciation for her.
I gave the gift of listening to several and gave hugs to others.
Importance of feeling at home with some people, but not all; what morning sickness is all about, and the incredible feeling of belonging
Importance of delegation, the high I get from empowering others, and how to parent a teenager
That I stop learning when I am overwhelmed, and how to find time to read when a baby is in the house
How to date my husband again, and that sometimes leaving work at work is amazing
How Benjamin is soothed by me singing musical scales, and how many people want to talk and hold a baby even if they don’t know me
How much I never knew I wanted a home and how much I was willing for fight for all the children in my home
How to breastfeed, where to find contact paper at the store, and how to cook for a month without a stove.
How much of life is gut reaction, and how to stare at my baby for hours