February was one of those months. My oldest daughter would have turned ten, but instead we were celebrating a second birthday without her (for new visitors, Ellie passed away in the fall of 2008). Because of the weather, we were stuck inside more than usual, so I wrote a lot. So I hope you’ll indulge me as I list my top 3 posts from February.
1. Light Reborn – “I had expected this dramatic outpouring of emotion when I laid eyes on my firstborn child. Instead, I felt awkward and shy and even a little detached. Looking back, I’ve always wondered if that detachment was some sort of premonition.”
2. Banishing the Angry Mommy – “Just a few short months ago / He drew an angry mommy / And a crying boy / Handed the picture to me silently”
3. Embracing the Process – Written for the One-Word Blog Carnival on Patience. “Same thing when I actually become aware of, and face honestly, a failing in my life. I want it fixed now. I want to take a class, or perform an amputation, or pop a pill, and race onward in victory with nary a sweat bead.”
Now… go check out the rest of the posts and link up your own!