This weekend was a bit rough. I drove in blazing heat (alone) to Philadelphia to pay my last respects to my neighborhood Dad, Ed. I was supposed to leave yesterday, but I could not part with my home. I enjoyed swimming, late night glasses of wine with my Mom and some real time to reflect on where I want my family to be- physically and emotionally. I’ve recently gotten my running back on track, and begun to explore moving to NC, having another baby and got to see all of my old classmates at our 10 year reunion… more on that later! Let’s just get Monday rolling!
This week I am thankful for good humor! I got a text from a friend that drove me mad… expresso was listed as a coffee. Then I read closer. From my days at Wholefoods Market, if I never hear, “I’d like an expresso” again, it will be too soon. Here’s the thing folks… there’s no fast presso. It’s just ES-PRESSO. AKA espresso. As a triple shot girl, I do love reading “You’ve been awake since the late 90’s,” as this is most likely the most truthful statement about myself. I love a good laugh:
…And while you’re laughing about your coffee, check out Mosaic Coffee Company for your next delicious brew!!!!
This week I want to talk about being OK with questions: It’s OK for you to ask about dwarfism. A dear neighbor sat with us following the funeral I came to PA for, and she didn’t hold back- asking me questions about Addie’s organ size, her bone development, and some other “tougher” questions, sometimes using the word normal. In mom-fashion, I simply replaced the word normal with average when I answered her back, but it was such a pleasant conversation. Slowly we moved into talking more about the home Dave and I own and our neighborhood. The conversation was seamless and natural. It was truly eye opening for me to have a discussion that wasn’t timid or awkward. I felt it was important to share this with you, Reader, because if you are the one being asked questions, please try to remember people are just curious. Dwarfism is rare- let’s use the time people ask us questions to educate! With that- if you are the one asking questions, don’t hesitate! Wanting to know more is a wonderful thing, and I LOVE when I have the opportunity to share, advocate and educate others. PLEASE ASK! …just remember you’re asking a question about children, loved ones or ourselves. Be respectful- of course!
Lastly, my random of the week:
With a few of my fellow Rhody Bloggers, I went to the Natick Mall to meet an AMAZING blogger, who has done what I think we all dream about- she’s made it! Meeting Jill, aka Scary Mommy, was such an amazing experience. As a wildly successful blogger and author, I wasn’t sure what to expect when meeting her… but it was like sitting down with a close girlfriend and sharing trade secrets. Her story, advice and honest conversation proved to be the highlight of my month! Thank you, Jill!!! I am rejuvenated and much more at peace with not knowing exactly what I am doing yet, but determined to push it til I find it.