Friday, January 29, 2010

"Whoa! I wasn't expecting THAT!"

I adore my husband.
Really, really adore him.
I want nothing more than to be in his arms 24/7.
Unfortunately, that isn't possible at this point in our lives.
But, for some odd reason, we aren't very good at being affectionate with one another around the kids.
I'm not sure why.
I didn't even realize that we had failed in this area until I was hugging him in the kitchen on Wednesday night.
That's all.
Just hugging.
In walks Katie.
She jumps and says, "Whoa! I wasn't expecting THAT!".
Yes, she is still only 4.
Not 20.
So, I am on a mission to hug Mr. C a little more often in front of the children.
So that next time, she won't be quite so shocked.
Of course, then she'll probably say, "Eeewwww. Get a Room!". :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Exciting News!

I got an email yesterday from Amanda from Good Grief Blog . I have been a guest contributor there a few times. Well, she invited me to be a Regular Contributor!!!! I was beyond shocked and excited! The GGB has been so therapeutic for me in dealing with my feelings surrounding little Quincey's birth and death. I know it has helped so many other people, too. I can't tell you how honored I feel to have been invited to be more involved in helping others document their relationships with their loved ones.

Friday, January 01, 2010


It's here!

A new year and a new decade.

I love fresh beginnings.

A time for renewal and refocus.

I have many goals this year: to get in shape (again), to challenge myself, and to be truly authentic and embrace life.

The Good Grief Blog's latest challenge is up: start a tradition. Here is my contribution this month:

This year it's all


We're traveling it together.

Journaling: Up until now I've kept him hidden in my heart. I've only taken him out when it felt safe. This year will be different. This year I'm truly I'm truly going to share him with the world. I bought this ornament for his 1st Christmas. I always pack it away with the other ornaments afterwards. Not this year. 2010 will be the beginning of a new tradition. I'm going to keep it on display - front and center. As a reminder of the love and joy he brought into our lives.