anchored in light

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Letter to Our Baby Boy

Dear Little Man,

We are so excited to meet you. I definitely wasn't this ready to have your sister when she came, but bags are packed, meals prepped, diapers bought... the list is almost completely checked off. I honestly didn't think that we would make it this far before meeting you. I'm hoping that you don't mind having your birthday so close to Christmas. It's definitely a special month. 

I'm excited to raise a son and to teach you all that I can about how to make this world a better place. We're pretty granola these days and I hope that means that you grow up appreciating all that the world around you is and what a gift it is. I hope we teach you to appreciate and love people, no matter who they are or what their circumstances are. I hope that we teach you to do what is right, not what is easy. I hope that we teach you not to judge those who choose to live differently. I hope we teach you to respect women and appreciate them.

Mostly, I hope that we teach you to love.

You are so loved already by your daddy and me and so many others. Your sister might take some convincing, but she'll love you too in the end.

Love always,


I decided to post these this week because I'm really hoping that by next Thursday I have a baby instead of a belly. Well, I'll still have a belly, but you know what I'm saying. My due date will be tomorrow when you're reading this. I'm personally hoping for a baby born either today (Wednesday), or Friday. Today because that would mean that both my babies would be born on the full moon. Friday because that would be Friday the 13th. I'd also take Thursday because it's my due date and that would be kind of cool. Also, my doctor would probably be able to deliver him if he's born before Friday. She wasn't able to deliver Everly so it would be nice to have her all the way to the end this time. 

Thanks for reading! Hopefully, you'll be seeing some new baby pictures very soon :)

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Poems of Motherhood | August 2019


For Everly

Watching you hurt
I wish
what so many mothers have wished
that I could take it for you
instead I hold you
murmur "I know" over again


For Everly

Today you went to Nursery for the first time
for me it was the start of an era
your life without me
part of me is glad to see you learn and play on your own
the other sad to see this change


For Everly

We made homemade ice cream on a whim
it was just the sort of thing I'd always imagined I would do
we did it like it was no big deal
which is just the sort of thing I imagined too


For Everly

You try to pour water on me
as I sit beside your tub as you play
you think you're so clever
today you learned the word "sneaky"
so you said "keeky" as yo stood with a bottle full of tub water


For Baby #2

You went with me to get a root canal
kicking and squirming away
reminding me
that 29 will be full of wonderful things


For Everly

We had a lot of beautiful moments today
blowing dandelion seeds out of your hands
running hugs
dancing in the kitchen while making sweet and sour chicken


For Everly

We swam until you were shivering in the august heat
you would have stayed
given the choice
but let me gather you in my arms
tuck you warm against me and dress you in Daddy's shirt

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed these poems 😊 It's really so fun for me to go back and look at the pictures I took at the time and what I wrote down. It makes me want to be even better at writing these poems, especially since I've been pretty bad at it the last few months 🙈
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