I know the natural thing to blog about would be the girl’s first day of school… but to be honest? I’m just not mentally prepared to go there. While she had a lot of fun, I missed her terribly and I’d rather focus on something positive.
I’ve been very blessed by the people who have been part of my life. Whether they come and go, or whether they stay… While I’ve had my share of asshats, I’ve also had a lions share of people who are truly wonderful. People who are genuine, compassionate, and who want to do what they can to change the world for the better.
My twitter account tag line states “One woman, many hats”… and yeah… my life has taken me through all sorts of circles, and in each of those I have come to know some pretty fabulous people. Moms, eco-warriors, social justice advocates, third-wave feminists, people active in the fight for equal rights, and those fighting for the rights of our animal companions… Passionate people doing what they can to make things better for us all. And I feel very blessed to count myself among them.
Many hats. Yep. It can be exhausting wearing so many… but when I look back through all the people those hats led me to? All those people who have enriched my life in countless ways? It’s been worth it.
What a fabulous night. Trick-or-Treating with the kid is absolutely epic. She was so awesome. I really am a super lucky mommy. I feel doubly blessed to have a husband who is perfectly content with me putting candy out on the step, so that the three of us can spend Halloween together. I have lots of pictures to edit and share… but for now, will share one my sister took for us on Saturday (the night of Denyse’s annual get-together):
As we enter this season of slumber, gather close those you treasure, share stories and food, and enjoy the quiet. Celebrate lives well lived, and remember well those who have already crossed to the other side. Blessed Samhain! …and a Happy Halloween too.
So this image may seem like an odd choice on a day like today, when we are asked to be mindful of all the lives not fully realized yet fully loved. But today I had the chance to sit down and begin a new friendship, with a doula named Crystal. She is collaborating with me on the rebirth of Pure Greenius, which I’m taking from a quarterly publication to a combination of quarterly and weekly schedules. It was a much needed step away from my every day, and always a treat to get to know someone who turns out to be very much like yourself (heck, we’re almost the same height even – and at my stature, that doesn’t happen very often).
For all of you with little ones to cherish, hold them tight tonight. We are the blessed. My own family has been touched by pregnancy loss on many occasions and through multiple generations. So I know, very truly, how much of a blessing I’ve been given with my own strong, smart, healthy, vital, amazing little girl.
Please take a moment before going to bed, to light a candle and remember the lives not realized, the promises broken before being fulfilled. Then plant a kiss on the forehead of someone you love.
Night all. Take care of each other.