Considering the embarrassing length of time that has passed since my last blog post, things have mostly stayed the same in our lives. Yes, we now have a blue accent wall in our living room and our daughter is working on her fifth tooth. Yes, I have finished the first chapter in my For Dummies book and yes, I won a bronze medal in the Super G at the Vancouver Olympics (OK, that’s a lie).
Nonetheless, life looks pretty much the same as it did six weeks ago. And, after a lot of soul searching and some much-needed time away, I realized how much I like writing my blog. For a while, I wasn’t sure I did any more. Thinking about writing caused me more agida than the creative outlet. During that time, however, I also managed to get very sick, very run down, and very, very overwhelmed by the plate of responsibilities from which I dine every day.
And then, I got a wonderful email from Angela L. who reminded me why I started writing this blog in the first place.
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for your blog. My husband were trying to conceive a child at the same time as you and Constance were. After two years of trying and two miscarriages (in Sept 08 & April 09) we finally got pregnant with twin boys in May of 2009. They were born healthy at 38 weeks on Feb 9 and are doing well.
Although you may not realize it, your blog is a source of support for so many of us who are struggling to conceive a child of our own. Your being so open about your feelings, thoughts and struggles helped me to talk about my own struggles and fears with others and not be ashamed of it. Many days just reading your blog helped me to laugh, cry and be encouraged that sometimes things do work out in the end.
I just wanted you to know how much your blog has meant to me over the past few years and I am enjoying reading all about Nola’s first year of life. She is such a beautiful little girl and you and Constance are wonderful parents. Please accept my heartfelt thanks and know that you are an inspiration to us all.
Angela, thank you. Thank you for kicking me in the ass in the nicest possible way. I really needed that. Thank you for taking the time to write me and make me feel ready to do this again. Thank you, thank you, thank you
I’m sorry for not being polite and announcing my break and, if there’s still anyone reading, thanks for being patient with me.
And, for today, I’m going to call it a day, but not before I recap our life in photos.
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