Originally I wrote a long piece all about being "busy" and what that means when you're single vs. being married and having a baby...because they are both legitimate ways of being busy in entirely different ways.
But then I finished writing and realized it was an unnecessarily lengthy, more eloquent way of saying "just because I had a baby recently doesn't mean I'm too busy to receive phone calls from people - but it does mean it's more difficult for me to call my friends...so please don't worry about me being "busy" and just call me if you want to talk...because honestly I'm craving some adult conversation." And I am certainly too busy to take the time to edit and re-read all of that when I could just keep it simple like this. So I'll keep it short and sweet:
The reality is that being a stay at home mom is insanely rewarding...but it can also be insanely lonely (and thanks to posts like this one from Jenny I know this is a common issue for other SAHMs). I mean, I absolutely adore Gabriel and spending all my waking hours with him but as a three week old baby he isn't exactly the best conversationalist yet. ;)
|Do you think he has enough pandas to stare at?|
|A glimpse of what I'm busy doing these days :)|
And to all of you whom I've never met in real life that read my blog: please rest assured that your kind words of encouragement, your prayers, and all of your wonderful blogs have certainly been a source of comfort and sanity for me these past few weeks. Please keep writing so I always have something to read when I'm spending hour after hour nursing. :)
"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?"
-Henry David Thoreau