Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Ever since we painted one of our kitchen walls with chalkboard paint, I have loved my living space more than I already did. Mostly because of the larger space to lay out our weekly schedule, which has become increasingly more important as the age of each child increases. Seriously, I never kept a calendar, everything was easily catalogued in my brain, pregnancy brain and all. It never failed.
That was until all the sports and activities that a social and active pre-teen bring with them. And believe me, I love every minute of it. If I complain about it at all, it's just because I am trying desperately to fit in with everyone else complaining about all the driving to and fro. Ok, actually, I will admit to complaining freely about the cost. But that aside, I love it all...as you can easily concur from all my yelling, I cheer LOUDLY at all games!
But some of the other reasons I love the chalkboard wall are the opportunity for the random phone number that has to be written when you cannot find a goddamn pen anywhere. And I buy pens frequently. Where do they all go? Also for the opportunity to write down some new and favorite quotes to inspire. Honestly, I doubt the kids even notice. And if they did, they'd probably be pissed that I am trying to be inspiring. But I don't care.
I love finding something that speaks to me, and that hopefully speaks to anyone else that enters my home. This week's addition is about service. Service is a big part of why I chose my life mission...to serve women and babies in having the best birth possible. When it is safe to be out of the hospital, of course. Midwifery for low-risk moms has been proven to be the best model for low infant and maternal mortality rates. And I am so excited to be a part of offering women and babies my service, my heart and my soon-to-be extremely knowledgeable skills.
Thank you, Matahma Gandhi, for the inspiring words. I find that most of the good things in life come from giving, not from gaining. Why do we all struggle so desperately to prove that wrong???