Friday, February 8, 2013

Mother Nature

Rather than "Friday Letters", I'm gonna tell you about my week.

Oh joy.

I'm going to blame Mother Nature's monthly "gift" for making me this emotional all week. Is it just me, or is something in the water?
I've got a prime example:
This looks like a fairly innocent book right? I was bored, searching the internet and I somehow came across it on the web. I thought I'd read the description. For your convenience, I'm including it below:

Love me. Love me. I'm not what you expected, but oh, please love me.

That was the most defining moment of my life. That was the beginning of my story. From the outside looking in, Kelle Hampton had the perfect life: a beautiful two-year-old daughter, a loving husband, a thriving photography career, and great friends. When she learned she was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband, Brett, were ecstatic. Her pregnancy went smoothly and the ultrasounds showed a beautiful, healthy, high-kicking baby girl.

But when her new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, Kelle knew instantly that something was wrong. Nella looked different than her two-year-old sister, Lainey, had at birth. As she watched friends and family celebrate with champagne toasts and endless photographs, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome—a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle's fear and pain were vanquished by joy, as she embraced the realization that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift.

With lyrical prose and gorgeous full-color photography, Bloom takes readers on a wondrous journey through Nella's first year of life—a gripping, hilarious, and intensely poignant trip of transformation in which a mother learns that perfection comes in all different shapes. It is a story about embracing life and really living it, of being fearless and accepting difference, of going beyond constricting definitions of beauty, and of the awesome power of perspective. As Kelle writes, "There is us. Our Family. We will embrace this beauty and make something of it. We will hold our precious gift and know that we are lucky." source

I am not even going to sit here and lie to you. I started crying when I read that. I can giggled about it now, but you wouldn't have wanted to be near me earlier this week.
Y'all can rest easy knowing that I'm feel much more chipper today. Afterall, it's Friday... Friday... Friday... gotta get down on Friday...


  1. the author also blogs, i read her post about the birth and its a tear jerker

  2. Oh my goodness! I remember reading Nella's birth story on her blog a few years ago and I cried! I've been emotional this week too, it's ok! I was catching up on The Walking Dead and crying over that! ZOMBIES! Have an awesome Friday, girl, and hope your emotions get more to your liking soon. :)

  3. That eCard?? I am DYING!!!!! I follow Kelle's blog and she is seriously phenomenal. That little girl is adorable and she is a total warrior!

  4. i am a HUGE crier...all the time. but especially around that time. haha

  5. That's such a sweet story and its also nice to find out that she also blogs. God bless her and her strength as a mother. As for you, girl, you're not alone. Trust. Me. On a better note, hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  6. that is amazing! i teach special ed with teach for america, so that means even more to me now!
    thanks for sharing..darling blog!

  7. Have you read her blog?! It's amazing!! I found the one of her posts after the baby was born and it was SO inspiring! She was very honest about her feelings, but she turned the experience into an amazing thing. I spent hours reading her blog - and no worries, I cried a lot when I read her blog. So sweet! My mother nature is visiting this week, joy!