No, I’m not referring to YoYoYoder (sis), JessYoMama (sis-n-law) or YoGrandmaYo (mama). I’m referring to all of y’all, yo! (Wow, I’m freakily reminding myself of those adults who say, “Not!” and “Duh!” and “Grody!” way past their time…)
I’ll be 32 in exactly one week. Sorry, that has nothing to do with anything. It just hit me. My twin sister Emily turns 32 today. If you’re reading this, Em, Happy Birthday! 32 actually sounds more fun than 31.
So, here’s what I need if you’re so inclined. I need little blurbs from your first year of motherhood. Well, your baby’s first year of life–so, it’s okay if it’s your 2nd, 4th, 10th kid. I need to hear about some goof-ups, mess-ups, screw-ups. Stuff you did out of ignorance, sleep-deprivation, whatever. Mothering mistakes you made and survived. If you could keep them to 100 words or less, that’d be swell. If you can’t possibly condense them, I’ll do it myself. I like to edit.
12 chapters in the book. 11 are technically complete–just need lots and lots of tweaking. Your “oops!” stories will make up the bulk of the remaining chapter. If you could get them to me by Friday, that’d be splendid.
Thanks for all your happy, encouraging comments yesterday. I got some clutter cleared out last night and this morning–my girlies helped. And I’m definitely going to do the get-away. Yes, we’re really going somewhere. For 5-7 days–somewhere that you can only get to by plane and that is warm in January. (No, Nixie, probably not Oz–soon!) Book advances can be used for many things–bills, new couches, etc. But your 10-year anniversary is pretty special, eh?
The girls and I are doing Operation Christmas Child again this year. It is such a great ministry and teaches the girls so much. We have great talks about how blessed we are and what a great opportunity we have to bless others.
Finding joy in mommy-hood today. Slow walks down leaf-lined sidewalks, beads in hair for school, games and puzzles and books. I have a really cool job.
I fell off the Facebook planet for awhile there, but jumped back on a couple days ago. I’m (re-)connecting with some of the coolest people. God works in amazing, amazing ways!
I’m doing the blank stare thing again. Whatever else I had to say will have to be dug out of my brain matter at a later time. Have a great afternoon!