My Girl Abbey

My Girl Abbey
Mother's Day 2015

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hellllloooooo world

So, this is it...I'm joining the blogging world. Which just cracks me up, because I can barely finish my laundry these days. Seriously, it's in an enormous pile in the basement.  I throw the dirty clothes down the stairs and quickly shut the door so that I don't actually see the gravity of the situation.  Heaven forbid someone should need socks or underwear! Ohhhhhh, the pain of going down there and facing the situation head on. Can you hear my misery?? Anyway, I find it hilarious that I have now agreed to yet another healthy distraction from my  obligations.

The truth is, this blog has been a long time coming. I hope it will become a great source of laughter and joy and growth for me.  There is something about putting words to our life experiences that takes them out of the realm of memory and into a sort of MRI of our souls.  Moments and milestones that would normally just make up our history are now sliced apart into tiny slides and cross-sections that can be viewed from all sides.  I think there is something in my own particular DNA that thrives on that.  I've always had a love for books, music, poetry, journaling, and even a good old-fashioned love letter.  All of which revolve around words. 

Words. words. words.  I suppose that part of the reason I feel a need to share my words is because I have a daughter who can't.  Abbey is 10, and  has cerebral palsy with both a seizure disorder and bilateral hearing loss. I started this blog for and because of her.  I don't know with 100% certainty how many of my words she truly understands...but I do know that she doesn't have the luxury of the ease of self expression.  It requires great effort, calculation, and determination for her to get her point across.  So I don't take it for granted that I can just sit here and rattle off a few hundred without trying too hard.  It's a gift, a precious and miraculous event.  God help me never see it for anything less than it is.

So, blog title and background photo? Check! First blog post? Check! Laundry?......I'll get back to you on that. :)