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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Celebration of Life

I walked outside early last week and low and behold I saw my daffodil's poking their leafs up through snow and as funny as it may sound that made me so happy. I ran inside and grabbed my two little boys and took them outside to look at those tiny shoots. I'm sure they thought I was crazy, and since it was so cold they just wanted to go back inside. I then immediately called my husband at work and told him. I was that excited.

Here's why: It has been a cold winter, with snow on the ground for a good part of it. My beautiful flowers look dead. My trumpet vine is bare and is seemingly gone. The trees are barren. But here, underneath the earth life is starting to work its wonder once more. New buds are breaking forth even in the still cold earth. And soon the daffidils and the crocus' will bloom. Then the lilacs and lilies and roses. They all break forth in bloom. Winter does not last forever.

So what does this have to do with being a mother? Now is the time to celebrate. Our lives, our children's lives, the miracle of bringing forth life. Life can be hard, and cold and barren at times, but spring reminds me that it is not always so and that life will prevail. It is a time to celebrate life.

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Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.