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As I was about to get into the car, I got stuck in the beauty of this little slice of loveliness. Screw the assignment. It can wait 5 minutes.
Those few minutes were so peaceful and quiet. The world in my head grew quiet and still. There was only the world in front of me.
No lists of things I need to do.
No wondering how we are going to manage our new life with a baby.
No worrying if I can still do the level of work that I am accustomed to, AND be a good mother.
No stressing about getting house projects finished before we have to chase a little person around.
No fears about saving enough cash to be able to stay home for the first several months after the baby comes home.
Just the beauty of the sunshine on the fence. The soft winter shadow of the trees. The wisp of color on the seed pod.
I was present. Really present.
To make your heart sing: Custody day for Katie.
To understand the need: More babies waiting to be adopted (Thanks Chubby Monkey for the story tip!)
To yearn: Happy 1st Birthday
To give: Typographic gift tags
And these are cute to give too! Holiday Gift Tags
To make (but you better hurry): Felted Christmas trees
And best of all, to become a family: Headless chicken (Congrats to the Choi family!)