Saturday, June 9, 2007

The Facts

Well, facts are important, so here are a few.
I have four children ranging in ages from 21 months to 9...It is without refrain that I say that these children are my greatest source of inspiration and strength. That having been said, they also drive me absolutely crazy some days. But then one of them will actually do something sweet and I melt like an ice cube on a sidewalk in the heat of a Memphis summer. But seriously. Yeah, I am a pushover - sometimes. But they are only little for awhile, right?
I am also a student - well for remainder of the next month and a half, then that particular phase of my life is closed - finally. I am finishing a BS in August - yeah, a few years late, but better late than never, eh?.
I love taking pictures of my children, and do it constantly, despite their desperate "mom!" and "come on!" pleas to "put that thing away". I have albums and scrapbooks piled up all over - some finished, some not yet. This is one of my passions.
I crave coffe. Well, of course, many of us do, right? No. I mean I must have it - the smell, the sound of it brewing, the feel of the mug in my hand, the comfort it offers, the routine it fullfills...see what I mean?
I love to read, but have very little time for it these days, and I miss it. I will be glad when my children reach the age of being able to entertain themselves on a rainy sunday afternoon so I can dive back into the pages of escape.
Lastly, but certainly not leastly (is that a word?) I am also - hopefully - going to have the incredible priveledge of being a gestational carrier. This I am very excited about, and, of course, as it draws near a bit nervous as well - but the good kind of nervous, for sure. More to come on that later...


slouching mom said...

Wow. A gestational carrier. I don't think I could do that. What a generous thing to do!

Kudos to you.

And my feelings about coffee mimic yours exactly. Exactly.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the message on my blog. Feel free to email me if I can help as you start this process. It has been a looong trip (I started the matching process back in December 2005) but so far I wouldn't change a thing. Good luck in your journey and be sure to check out SMO and AAS as you do your research!