It’s the evening of Mother’s Day and my heart is full.
I hope you all have had a wonderful day!
Things went well for me. I mean, it’s certainly not the norm to be my age without kids – and to have a completely different life than every person around me. It is….strange…for sure. No doubt about that. Motherhood still feels so, so foreign and so far away. But, somehow the day was good. Life is still good. I know it’s just a miracle to feel that way. I know my perspective on things could really just taint everything good in my life in a split second. I’ve been there. I will never forget that time. But those days are worth gold to me now. They changed me. They helped me to learn how to overcome something big. I am grateful for that every minute of my days.
Here are some beautiful things that happened to me on this Mother’s Day:
-My dear friend with twins texted the night before and said that her husband was out of town and wondered if we could sit with her at church to help with the twins. OH MAN. So sweet. I just wanted to squeeze them and cuddle them the entire time. Danny later admitted that he didn’t listen much as he was having too much fun drawing with the little guys. 🙂
-OK, I spoiled myself a bit. Today I wore one of those beautiful, handmade scarves from fashionABLE (it’s an organization that empowers women in Ethiopia). The scarf was a collaboration with Alt Summit. They invited designers from the blogging community to design scarves that would be woven by the women of fashionABLE…and this was chosen as the best scarf out of all the designs. Anyway, it felt so special to wear it today in the honor of the women who made it. The scarf is SO beautiful and well made – I just love it so much and will really cherish it. You can buy one here. (I also really love the Meseret design.)
-A 19 year old girl whom I know at church came to me today and told me that I’ll never know how much a recent conversation we had meant to her. My heart was about to burst. I just still can’t get over that. I just love this girl so much – and just felt so grateful that anything I could say to her was meaningful. I just want her to know how wonderful she is and how great her future will be.
-AND…we spent the most LOVELY afternoon ever at the park with some of my dearest friends. I go back so far with these women. It’s amazing to be able to say that about anyone at all. I feel so grateful. There is nothing better than sitting in Prospect Park with them on a Sunday afternoon. It’s why we all love Brooklyn as much as we do. 🙂
May you all have a wonderful Monday!
I’ll be working to get back into my routine here in Brooklyn.
Oh, and I was asked to be on Headline News Raising America. They’re doing a 1 hour show on infertility and asked me to join. I have no idea what I’m getting into, other than I need to show up at the CNN studios on Tuesday. I’ll keep you posted. And I’ll be happy to share my experience with infertility, if I get the chance. 🙂 I guess I should also start thinking about what to wear. Mmm…my first thought is…the SCARF!
Lots of love to you all,
P.S. How was your Mother’s Day?