39 weeks of growing a human inside me, and prayerfully just a few days away from adding another member to our family. More love. More noise. More joy.
With less than 30 days to go until my due date, I’ve recently found myself scrolling through my phone’s photo album, spending extended amounts of time looking at the photos of Jameson when he was a newborn.
Part of me is trying to remember what caring for a newborn was like. Part of me is amazed thinking about the opportunity to experience all of this again. And my mind is often contemplating what it will be like to go from being a mom of, not one but, two children.
We’ve made it to Friday. And for those of us in the northeast, we even survived a snow storm on the first day of spring. Any good plans on deck for the weekend? I’m planning to waddle my way to some eateries around the city and to take Jameson to an Easter Egg Hunt being hosted by our church. Last year’s interaction with the Easter Bunny brought on nothing less than complete terror for Jameson, so let’s hope our little guy manages to pose for just one half-decent photo with the bunny.
Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day — a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. I love this day, because when you stop to think about the challenges that women face daily around the globe, the persevering spirit of women is both humbling and incredibly inspiring.
One of the things I’ve loved seeing in recent years is the rise of companies that focus on fair-trade practices and empower women in various corners of the world. Not only do they sell beautiful goods, but they help artisans provide healthcare, education, and financial stability to themselves and their families.