Last night as we awaited the hurricane, we had to move the couch away from the windows cause the wind was SO fierce, loud and scary. I felt profoundly grateful to not be alone. Experiencing the hurricane with Danny by my side was one of the greatest blessings ever. As we crawled in for the night, I just couldn't believe that we had a warm bed and the safety and comfort of each other.
Have you ever faced a disaster in your area? Do you remember the emotions you felt?
It made me think how important it is to have family in our lives; to have loved ones. I mentioned earlier that after all these years of becoming at peace with my life without kids - I've been facing this unexpected, shocking-to-me-feeling that I don't really "need" kids anymore to be happy and at peace. I am not desperate for them. I am now miraculously at peace without them. And so, on most days leading up to this IVF, I've been struggling a bit with jumping through loads of hoops to get some kids. But, as I clung to my sweet husband last night as the winds howled outside, I thought about what it might be like without him. And I thought about what it might be like to have even MORE little Kofoeds in this apartment. Somehow, Hurricane Sandy made me excited to add more loved ones to this family. Besides, we could use some more people to help us eat all the food we made during the hurricane. :) Kids, you're going to go nuts over these Coconut Flour Chocolate Cupcakes (grain free, dairy free, gluten free) with Paleo Chocolate Frosting. :) :)
P.S. I just saw that my sister-in-law, in Chicago, wrote a post about the hurricane, too. It's beautiful. All her posts are.
(Photo from Elana's Pantry, my go-to food blog every time I bake.)
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