If we were having coffee together I would say…
Almost 9 years ago I created a blog page for Void Thoughts as a way to keep track of my occasional poem scribbling habit. It was a spur of the moment doing. 3 years ago as a way to cope up with relocation to Worcester, UK, I decided to blog regularly and created this blog to share my parenting journey along with those enlightening thoughts that make me stay awake at night. I didn’t know that it was the beginning of something profound. Through these blogs, I found more than sharing a few random thoughts in the blogging world. I made friends here. Plenty of them. Enough to go running and ask for help when I needed. I am proud to say that I am in the company of many kind and compassionate bloggers here.
Pure strangers they were once, my friends they are now.
I never thought that it is possible to make such strong connections through sharing words which were formed in someone’s solitude. I never knew that what I made me happy or sad could have an impact on someone else, never a random stranger. I never realized that blogging is more than putting your words and thoughts out in the World Wide Web.
Thanks to blogging I now know how wonderful this world is. There are enough kind people here. The distance between a friend and a stranger is just a word away. I’m thankful that I gave in to mind’s nagging and found the courage to start blogging. I’m thankful!
I see these writing prompts all the time and I jump to write. I don’t remember completing even one such prompt in the recent past. That is because I couldn’t. The newest addition to our family is more than a handful. Believe me when say that he is 6 hands full. At 6 and a half months he started to pull himself up to a standing position. Now at 7 and half months, he is taking his first steps with support. He is trying to climb on the couch or table or on our legs or whatever grabs his attention. He is moving constantly making it impossible for me to cook or to go the bathroom or to sit down. Naturally, he falls over every other second. I’m on my toes, literally. I’m one tired mommy.
Then there are those giggles, kisses, hugs, playtimes, bonding between the brothers, all those stuff making life a lot better.
On one hand, I feel happy that this time will go fast, that he will grow up and I will get my uninterrupted sleep one day, even if I have to wait 3 years to get to that day. On the other hand, I feel sad that time will go fast, that he will grow out of this baby phase, that I will miss those cuddles, that today will be a memory of tomorrow. This commotion of happiness and sadness, doesn’t that make everything, I mean everything, even these sleepless nights, beautiful? If I am to look at the brighter side then I have something good going on now and I have something precious(my sleep) to look forward to in the future. So yes, I’m grateful for all these little joys making my smile a bigger one.
I had enjoyed a nice Mother’s Day last Sunday. Take a look at Kanna’s Mother’s day plan.
It makes me incredibly happy that he bothers to make a to-do list. I love making lists and my kid does too. I can’t say that without smiling wide. And yeah, he cares enough to make me happy. Aren’t I blessed to have him?
This is where my life is at right now. Grateful, tired and happy. Not a bad place to be at, huh?