My Birth Story, Part I: Pregnancy and War

You wouldn't think the two would go together, pregnancy and war, but oh, they do. From the minute I started even thinking my body might be hosting a new life in the near future, I started preparing. I started taking prenatal vitamins 4 months (yes, pretty much right when we got engaged) before the wedding, … Continue reading My Birth Story, Part I: Pregnancy and War

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Overflow and Fairytales

As a child, it was so easy to believe it all. I wanted to be everything when I grew up. Well, now it's here. I'm grown up. This is the age when adults do adult things. I'm turning 29 in less than a month, and the people I babysat are grown up, too. As for … Continue reading Overflow and Fairytales

Gentle

Gentle. Humble. Meek. Patient. Unassuming. Calm. Dropping expectations, timelines, grievances. Rebuilding, constantly. Choosing to start over and over, then scrapping it all and starting over again. Laying low. Realizing I'm laying too low. Laying a little bit higher. The silence has been teaching me things lately that words couldn't explain. Void. The quiet hum you … Continue reading Gentle