Throughout my life thus far, I have learned the lesson that (nearly) everything in life comes with a cost. Early on, it was the literal monetary cost. The candy bar at the grocery store? Fifty cents. The Winnie the Pooh stuffed animal at the Disney store? Fifteen Dollars. With age, other "costs" became more apparent. Skip… Continue reading The Cost
I suppose that's an incorrect title, as the story of my "becoming-a-mom" is certainly longer than just one chapter. However, life feels so completely different now that Ben is here that the story of "my life" is really like an entirely new book. It's hard to remember what life was like before him, even though… Continue reading The End of Chapter One
Have you ever listened to the Broadway musical, Book of Mormon? It's one of my favorites. While I wouldn't recommend listening to it in the car with young children (as it was written by the creators of "South Park"), it's witty lyrics along with catchy tunes are sure to delight adult audiences. One of my favorite… Continue reading Turn it ON!
"Morning by morning new mercies I see..." ... Today a new favorite line stands out from the hymn "Great is Thy Faithfulness;" from which this blog was originally inspired over a year ago. This morning I recall the many "mercies" (or blessings) of yesterday evening. Really all day, yesterday. Family members brought over supplies… Continue reading Morning By Morning – Benjamin’s Baptism
...unless it is. This blog is not about me. It's not about Ben. And, no, it's not even about Georgie. Luckily for me, I've kind of gathered a bit of a following with these blogs. It wasn't the original intention, but it happened. The support I've received in person, through private messages, and (most importantly)… Continue reading “It’s Not Like It’s Brain Surgery…”
Have you seen the movie White Christmas? Even though it is August, on many occasions over the last several weeks, I've found myself doing a late night YouTube search of this scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXKxazgio2s You see, in this scene, Rosemary Clooney's character cannot fall asleep due to personal worries and anxieties. Thankfully, we can always count… Continue reading White Christmas in August
It's been a hectic first week at home with our Benjamin. Between the jaundice scares (highest level was over 15mg/dL as of Monday - although thankfully went down to 13.9mg/dL by Tuesday) and weight loss... it's just been...well... hectic. I can deal with no sleep. Maybe this is because no matter the time of day, … Continue reading I Had No Idea