Friday, September 7, 2012
THE FAM: MY PEOPLE
Next to me is my hubby, my three daughters, and my son. (two daughters are married--husbands not pictured)
I actually have another grandson, but we lost him at eight months gestation to Trisomy 18 on Dec. 22, 2011. This is another story in and of itself, and one that I will blog about one day soon. I had no idea this condition existed until it happened to us. It's still a little raw right now and I'm not ready to share it as of yet. I plan to share the story of our little Jerad Harlan on the anniversary of his death, Dec. 22, 2012. It will be therapeutic.
I inherited the 'look younger than you really are' gene from my Mom. She still looks amazing, and I can only hope I'll look as young as her when I'm 70!
When I was 20, I hated looking young. People thought I was 12, and that's not a compliment!
Now, I like it!
I'm about to release my next book, "I Have People." Here's how the title of this book came about:
For about eight months I had an empty nest. (now two of my children are home again) The house was soooo quiet and I felt a little lonely. I've always been a stay-at-home Mom and I liked a household with kids coming and going all the time. To my surprise, I didn't have time to bask in loneliness. My daughters called on a regular basis, sometimes everyday, and my son called often too. It was then that I realized motherhood was far from over--the logistics had just changed! I had PEOPLE. People who loved me and cared for me, whether they were living at home or not. It was a wonderful realization and this experience inspired the name of the book I was working on at the time: I Have People.
I have people. Thank goodness. And those guys up above are my PEOPLE. The most important people in the world to me.
Tell me about your PEOPLE!