raising a mommy

raising a mommy

Friday, August 2, 2013

fmf: story

Here are the rules:
1. Write for five minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back to Lisa Jo Baker's blog with the rest of the Five Minute Friday-ers.
3. Comment on the person who linked up before you.

Please join us!

Today's prompt: Story


What kind of story are you writing for the world? Is it one that you're proud of?

Husband and I were talking the other day (because that's what married people are supposed to do occasionally, I hear) and we decided that we were pretty proud of ourselves. We're living a story that is pretty cool. We've done a lot in our young lives so far. Everyone says that when you have kids, your life completely changes. Of course, this is true. How could it not be? But they make it sound like it's the end of your lives. You'll never do anything exciting again. Your new version of exciting is 2 am feedings, getting over a particularly nasty bout of diaper rash, and discovering that your child actually enjoys eating peas. Don't get me wrong, all of those things are exciting to me now, but really? Why would anyone have kids if they have to stop being themselves and living their lives?

When our baby girl was born, we made an unspoken decision that she would not end our story. We won't stop going to Africa because of her. We don't completely abandon our late night Baker's Square runs when one of us can't shake the craving for pie. Things have changed, of course. But it's more like the beginning of a new chapter in our story, rather than a whole new book. And I think that's a pretty healthy story to tell!


A note to the person who linked up before me: I hope you're reading this! I've been trying to get onto Lisa Jo's website, but for some reason it's not loading for me. I'll keep trying throughout the day, but if it worked for you and you ended up here, please leave me a comment so I can return the favor. I'm not a jerk who doesn't want to play by the rules; my computer isn't letting me play by the rules!

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  1. Such a good reminder...parenthood isn't the end of the story just the beginning of a new chapter. Healthy indeed! :) Visiting from FMF... nice to meet you.


  2. Hi Andrea, you are right about having kids is just another chapter. My son is 22 and we have so much fun together. I had my kids young and I am glad I did. Out story took many turns, bad and good but it is proving to be a good story.
    A hug to Paige.
    Mojito and Me