Friday, July 1, 2016
I just love everything you stand for: fireworks, popsicles, lots of sun, late sunsets... I could go on and on. You are the epitome of summer, and summer means that fun things are happening. I love the bbqs with friends and the late night ventures to the nearest ice cream shop. I'm just really glad you're here.
You are waaaay better than I thought you would be. I feel like when people talk about you, they typically lead off with talking about how hard and miserable it can be, and then they add "but its totally worth it." I guess I would describe you differently - starting with how amazing and magical you are with a touch of messy. The thing is that mothers are always learning, and learning is definitely messy business.
I just can't believe how much I love you. I get to be your momma and that we get to have endless adventures together, which makes me so happy. I am soaking up this newborn version of you because I know... babies don't keep. Thank you for being patient with a girl that is growing into this new role of mom.
You aren't as elusive as I thought you would be with a 2 week old. My little Gwen is a champion sleeper and I am finding that I am feeling quite rested. It has been a lovely surprise compared to what people had warned me about. I am feeling rather blessed! So glad we are still on good terms.
Dear Half Marathon,
You are kind of looming over me, even though you aren't happening until mid-September. I think it's because I'm not supposed to exercise for some time and I am just anxious to get started on the training. I will not be setting any records and will likely walk a bunch of the course. I'm sure I will need some friendly reminders that my goal is to finish... simply finish the race.