This past week, on Thursday, the 22nd of August was National Rainbow Baby Day. For those who don’t know what a rainbow baby is, it is a child born after a miscarriage and/or miscarriages. It is a bittersweet day for those who have lost a baby, as we remember the child we lost, while being thankful for the one that came after the loss.
Hello readers! I’m sorry I’ve been MIA lately, but life has been pretty crazy! I lay here in bed writing this at 11:53 p.m. with a snoring husband to my right and a sleeping baby in his crib to my left. Between church activities, starting to cloth diaper, keeping up with household chores, juggling a few side businesses, battling sickness for a week or two and becoming a mother to two rambunctious boys, I’ve been pretty stretched. I honestly haven’t written anything for months, and I’m hoping this will help me jump back into it some and make me want to pick it up again.
Life with two little boys has been interesting to say the least. They both like to keep me on my toes! They love to wrestle, and play with eachother, which has been a blessing. Generally the older is able to keep the younger entertained while I get a few things done. But don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t always work out that way! Today being a prime example. Rewind to me trying to finish assembling a shelving unit I had gotten from Wal-Mart before my husband got home from work. The purpose of the shelf being to help organize all the cloth diapers and accessories. With my toddler wanting to “help” and my 8 month old (on Saturday) climbing all over me. It was quite the fiasco leaving me wanting to pull my hair out.. Then fast forward to bed time and neither kid wanting to go to bed. I’d probably be sleeping myself right now if I wasn’t so worked up. 😒 I say all that to give you a slight glimpse into my hectic life. Tomorrow is looking at me straight in the eyes as I glance at my clock again and see 12:09 a.m. I have a full day of baking ahead of me for the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, along with two loads of laundry that needs to be hung/folded and put away. The life of a stay at home mom/entrepreneur never ceases. So for now, I will bid you goodnight, or should I say good morning since most of you will probably be reading it in 8ish hours.
I will try and put the next chapter of my book on here next week and start back up with that until I’m all caught up.
Chapter 4 has arrived! In this chapter, you will be able to see the love story of Skip and Penni start to unfold even more than it already has along with a discovery of something in their own backyard practically. When we last left them, Penni was getting her ankle attended to by the orphanage nurse as well as Skip and Coleen had just left the room. We pick up the story while Penni is inside the nurse’s office getting fixed up and we are able to read a protective Coleen’s conversation to Skip. I hope you enjoy! (This chapter consists of 3,746 unedited words)
It’s that time of the week again! Time for me to release the next chapter of my current novel work in progress!! Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Now still keep in mind that this is the first draft, so it’s still pretty raw and an unedited 2,745 words. 🙂 Continue reading “On My Way Home : My Novel WIP – Chapter 3”
Many of you have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of chapter 2. It is the shortest of my chapters so far, but I plan on lengthening it when go back through and edit different plot holes and mistakes that I may have made or left out. At approx. 1,674 words, there’s not much to it, but I hope you enjoy the first draft of this chapter nonetheless. If you happened to miss the first chapter, you can catch up on it here. So without further delay, here it is!
So I figured before we get too far in this story, I should introduce you to my main characters and their backstories. 🙂 So, here we go!
So it’s been a few months since I’ve started my blogging journey and I’m thinking it’s about time to share my longest running WIP (work in progress) with you all. That is one of the main reasons why I created this thing in the first place. haha
So by my featured image, you could come to the conclusion that we are expecting again, and that conclusion would be right. I found out by taking a home pregnancy test about a month ago. (April 16th, so almost a month ago to date.) Continue reading “What We Were Hoping For But Didn’t Expect”
This post will be rather short I’m thinking, because it’s a hard topic for me to think about right now, but it fits what’s coming up, so here I go. Continue reading “Mother’s Day Minus My Mother”
This whole week I’ve been at a loss on what to write about. So I think I’ll share a poem I wrote back in 2010 (throwing it way back now!). It’s one of my favorites, an oldie but a goodie. I opened my childhood diaries in search of the exact date when I wrote it. It took quite a bit of detective work (one of my favorite things) but I was able to find it! I was in 11th grade when I wrote it, just 16 years old. February 09, 2010. Continue reading “What Is Love? : An Original Poem”