my mother came across the idea of chalk blessing your home for the feast of the epiphany. basically the blessing is a way to invite god into your home on the daily.
as we shove along into a new year and a new decade i decided to hell with a resolution. for this coming season i am focusing on a vibe. i am reconnecting with my internal energy. bunkering in. grounding down. getting in touch with what i feel and why i feel it.
to my hunny on your second birthday,
two. oh my. my boy, my heart, my world. you are two. how can this be? on one hand i can hardly believe two whole years have passed since we met. on the other it seems like an entire lifetime ago when it was just me and baba and snoop dogg.
while i am confident i will not be among the fastest pounding the pavement of the jersey shore on race day, i am more than sure i will be one of the gutsiest.
But once a month, every month, for the last eight months, my heart has broken. Every negative pregnancy test has shattered me and each time a well-intentioned person asks, “and when are you going to have a baby?” my heart blisters as I respond, “soon I hope.”
this june my mister and i are embarking on our greatest adventure yet – we are becoming parents! i am beyond excited to discover what the next months of pregnancy hold and cannot wait to share my reflections on the journey! my family and i are looking forward to a beautiful, peaceful experience.
i went to mass this morning. the service was held on a serene stretch of shore under a massive tree. the pastor wore sandals and a trucker hat. my girlfriend and i sat side by side on woven straw beach blankets.
i kicked off the new year by scoring some old vinyl. after reading ‘shout it out loud – the story of KISS’s destroyer and the making of an american icon’ by my friend and author james campion i could not wait to get my hands on a vintage destroyer album.
“to live will be an awfully big adventure.” .peter pan
“be the light.” .matthew 5:14