Showing posts with the label Birthdays

Life as we know it changed on November 7th

At my birthday party I realize that I post less when I am trying to process the world. I think it's because I generally share thoughts on this blog after I have made sense of things, as opposed to when I am still working through them. The problem lately is that there's just so much going on that I am still trying to process that my writing cycle has been disrupted! So, I decided to write about my recent birthday.  My birthday is on November 5th. And like everyone, my birthday is my favorite day of the year.  My sons, our future.  My birthday reaffirmed my faith. The timing of my birthday makes it interesting though. Every four years, my birthday gets complicated. Sixteen years ago, my birthday was punctuated by John Kerry conceding to George W. Bush. It was a tough blow considering I had worked on that campaign full time for a month. And learned about the loss in a hotel ballroom full of other Kerry supporters. That experience taught me that mass depression was not healthy. So,

Birthday Reflections...

Birthday Photo "joy unspeakable and full of glory" 1 Peter 1:8 My life has been jam packed lately, which is why I haven't posted. My brother-in-law got married last Saturday. Four of us were in the wedding and we hosted my sister. There was hair to be done, makeup to be applied, and clothes to be donned. And, although I am self sufficient, professionals were utilized! Above is a photo of me and my full hair. Now there are layers. I'm still adjusting... In any event, last week was also my birthday!!! (I celebrate all month. So, let the well wishes flow!) It was blessed in its imperfection. I started the day early, ended the day tired, and there were both joys and disappointments throughout the day. There was also a cake, flowers, and literally hundreds of well wishes IRL and on social media . It was a day—full of its magical splendor, punctuated by expressions of love--and I was there to experience it which made it amazing. For that reason, the abo

How My Second Child Taught Me to Love With My Whole Heart

A new born   Raising children uses every bit of your being - your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them .    -Nicole Ari Parker For a long time, I doubted that I would become a mother. I doubted it because of lack of desire and because becoming a mother was not the vision I had for my life. I saw children as a burden that I didn’t believe I could undertake without failing. I also lacked appreciation for how children can expand your world and help you discover your own potential.