Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials. ~Meryl Streep

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. ~Lisa Alther

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother. ~Beverly Jones

Friday, June 17, 2011

Doing OK....

It is a weird time of year to be feeling like we are beginning something new. It is not a holiday or significant event that is making me feel this way. It is merely feeling that we are going to be OK! Actually, more than OK.

I often find myself wondering why things feel so disorganized and chaotic. Then I remember that we have "doubled" our family in two years! We have gone from being a couple to a family of 4! No wonder I am so tired. The laundry alone has been enough to keep me busy.

Bringing BG home made us complete, but we all went through a lot of big transitions. She was so sick in the beginning that we had a hard time figuring out our new routines. BB also had some issues with adjusting to being a big brother, and learning what preschool was all about. As a Mommy, I was working very hard to figure out how to do meals, bedtime, and public outings with two young children!

BG is healthy and doing wonderfully! She still is on the quiet side, but we are really enjoying her enthusiastic greetings (Hi Mama! Hi Dada!). BB had a great last couple months of school. He loved his new program. We also adjusted his diet, which seemed to make a huge difference in his sleeping and behavior (for the better!).

This week have successfully gone on a few new adventures. My confidence is increasing and I am really feeling that our family has come together.  We have new routines and new ways of doing things. Of course not each day is perfect, but on the whole we are having many more good days than rough days.

We are doing much better than OK!

Friday, June 3, 2011

"I pray I never forget that I became a mother through the broken heart of another. " - Jill Catlet

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


You gave her birth
We'll give her life
You gave her todays
We'll give her tomorrows

You gave her race
We'll give her identity
You gave her heritage
We'll give her future

You gave her possibilities
We'll give her potentials
You gave her up
We'll have to let go

You dream of her future
We'll work hard for your dreams to come true
You gave her hope
We will too.

Tom Fisher -