Monday, February 7, 2011

To Write or Not To Write?


Wow... I can't believe it's been SO LONG since I've posted! What it really came down to was, as cathartic as it was writing about my brother, I got tired of it. It depressed me more, over time. Apparently I just don't know what I want! I doubt anyone's reading anymore, but I'll write anyway....


Let's see. What's the latest? Nothing, really, especially considering you more than likely already follow me on Facebook. And if you do, you're probably sick of my daily ramblings!


To sum it up: Kids are good, husband's good, work's... work. It's fine, just boring. Cheerleading has finally ended (thank you, Sweet Jesus!)--after 6 long months--and baseball's starting up again. Never a dull moment. But I tell myself: Someday you'll miss this. And I know it's true.


Today I came across the above picture of my son Chad at 2. It was taken at daycare; he's in the upper right-hand corner in red. He was the darlingest little boy ever, I swear. Not that I'm biased or anything. He is still the darlingest boy... what a joy he is, even at 15! That kid is the soft spot in my heart, I'm telling you. Erin is amazing too, of course, just in a different way. She is a true joy--so loving and comforting and FUNNY. I think moms and sons/daughters just have entirely different dynamics. Don't you? Strange... for all the years I only wanted girls (before getting pregnant), now I can't imagine not having had a son.

Oh, meant to say that the cool part about the above picture is that most of those kids are still friends. They started daycare (on our Navy base) together as infants in 1995/96 and are now in high school together as sophomores. And they're all amazing kids from amazing families! All of us parents still know each other and many of us work together on base, so the kids have had very similar upbringings and the same types of values instilled. We are blessed to live in the community we do.


Happy Monday! I'll try to come back before another, uh, five months slips away...
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What a really cute picture.

I'm looking for a full-time job and I really don't want boring--but I guess if I don't have a choice . . .!

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I love that picture so much. Love. Love. LOVE! I love that he has a special place in your heart.
I missed you.

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