Wow! How exciting! (scroll for FTF!)

I've been feeling very introspective lately.

As my one little boy nears 8 months and the other nears 2 years, there is sleeping through the night and harmony in the house, the dust has settled and I get to breathe in deep and take a look around my home as a family of four and I feel just so thankful.

For the longest time, I've wanted to send my little Ryan a "thank you" note of sorts.

He saved me.

He took me down a road I didn't think I'd ever be ready for again, a second pregnancy. My prayers have been answered in so many ways I can only believe that I've witnessed a lot of little miracles in my life. How honored I feel that the wonderful ladies at 5 Minutes for Mom thought my story about that experience was worthy of sharing! I am so honored! Thank you!

So if you are here from 5 Minutes for Mom, thank you for stopping by!

There's a lot going on in this head of mine and most of it ends up here on this blog. To my husband's chagrin. I like to tell stories about my friends and my family, about repeatedly trying (sadly) to relive my youth (re: the Slip N' Slide disaster of 2008), I like to trade the wonderful, enormous amount of support with my new friend bloggers in endeavors like weight-loss (post-baby for me) as you may see by the Summer of Me weightloss challenge that's about to wrap up (I've thought about maybe starting up another one soon -- maybe a "Hot for the Holidays"? Hmm.)

Anyway, I hope you get a chance to look around and come back sometime for some tea. I love meeting new people so I hope you say hi!!
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  1. Um, wow. I almost don't even know how to respond to how beautifully written that is and just what a neat person you are. I know you've mentioned some of this in bits and parts, but this all in one place choked me up. Wow. Congrats. You deserve to be highlighted, spotlighted and to have people say wow.


    I am so glad that you see your baby as a miracle and a blessings. All children are.

    God bless you-

  3. P.S. The link to your site doesn't work on 5 min for mom... I had to do some research to get here...

  4. Congrats on your piece at the sampler! It was very beautiful and I'm so glad that your heart has healed :-) I do think we all need to hear about forgiving ourselves, thank you for sharing!

  5. Come round for tea? That's be me - I grew up in Darjeeling, home of the world's best tea gardens.

    You write from the heart. Like you, I have learnt so very much from my own children.

  6. Hi Christie,

    Just wanted to let you know that I checked out the Sampler post. Wow, that was really moving. As you already know I check out your blog daily but if I didn't already I definitely would now.

    Now I have to go find the post about the Slip and Slide incident. That was before I found you.


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