Seeing the photo (left) on the news made me nostalgic for my favorite city. I definitely miss Pike Place, Beacon Hill, shopping at the boutiques on Broadway, all the cultural events, driving to Redmond, Bellevue, Bremerton, taking the boat rides to neighboring islands, seeing the orcas & seals in the Puget Sound. There was always some where to go - I am a traveling soul. Seattle, it was the city that made me fully independent and learn to love myself and appreciate the gift of being on my own.
"Sometimes, I sit alone under the stars and think of the galaxies in my heart, and truly wonder if anyone will ever want to make sense of all that I am." - Christopher Poindexter
I read this poem while browsing through my tumblr and wanted to put it to a photo. So I found this photo that best represents the poem. It’s so beautiful - Marine, Soldier, Airman, Seaman. - FATHER. I think, as a society, we tend to sometimes override the intense love father’s have for their children, that it can sometimes be unequal to that of the mother’s… But, whenever I see my husband with my children, I know the intense love he feels for them is just as equal to mine. Father’s are amazing, our servicemembers are amazing. Men have a different ‘expectation’ in life that has been bound to them for centuries - but that LOVE for their children, its a love I believe that is just as equal to that of a mother’s love.
I despise the stage in pregnancy where I become self-conscious. My mind strays to how I was “pre-babies” and I become insecure about myself. I swear to you, I BELIEVED I’ve overcome this and them BAM! I wake up and wonder about my worth. I look in the mirror and I see a face starting to get the pregnancy swell. I look at my feet and see them getting a little swollen around the ankles. I look at my waist… where is my waist? OH Lord what is wrong with me? Why does my female mind have to go there?! I know I’m not the only female that’s gone through this; every female can agree though that going through it during pregnancy makes you more emotional, insecure, and low. Focusing on my baby boy - I need to focus on my baby boy
It’s been such a busy few days, with thanksgiving preparations and now preparing our home for Christmas. Today, we are setting up the decorations! My daughter is extremely excited. We already have the majority of their presents, we just have to do two more shopping sprees. I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving and is just as caught up in the Christmas spirit!! Xoxox - W.M.W.