Things Around The Interwebs

by farrah on August 26, 2013 · 5 comments

This morning I woke up with a jumble full of stuffs going on in my brain. When that happens, it’s best for me to let it all out, otherwise I’ll go nuts. I have a round up of things around the interwebs that have nothing to do with Ben Affleck as Batman, or the MTV awards from last night. I’m sure your FB feed can fill you in there. That said- at least Linc still has it all figured out for me:

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Saying goodbye to my child, the youngster

First and foremost, I recently read ONE (the only one, I swear I haven’t been stalking the internet for these) rather moving piece about being in an empty nest/back to school. Sure that’s something that is far, far away from me right now- but I think we all know as parents that that time is truly spent in the blink of an eye. Some parts of me are excited that the guys are back in school, and of course some a little sad. I don’t think as a parent we can truly feel one way completely or another. Anyhow- I read this and thought about myself in his position. If anything I believe in life you have to enjoy your moments and not wish time away.

Dare to Dream! From the Mouths of Babes

Secondly, a very, very talented blogger friend with an exceptionally interesting life story wrote up a post about the dreams of our children. We contributed our dreams, and after reading her live post this morning I was so excited to be a part of it. The dreams the children share with us are not your everyday, hum-drum, selfish or entitles aspirations. It got me thinking about ALL of our children- and what wonderful dreams they must have. We live in a global era and there’s so much possibility. What are the dreams of your kids? Check out the great post by Laurel at Capturing la Vita here.

Great recipe, thanks Pinterest and Katie!

I don’t do Pinterest. I find that if I ever go there I waste an ungodly amount of time. However, I saw a post by my friend Katie from Your Girls & Boys that she shared- and somehow I stumbled upon this deliciousness. I’ve never made chicken cordon bleu before, and this made it SO EASY.

Sad Stuff

Lastly, ok, so there’s one piece of my brain overload that isn’t so warm and fuzzy this week. This is heavy. There’s a blogger I know of that has been dealing with the unimaginable. When she first crossed my path over a year ago- she had just lost her twin baby boys due to premature labor. At the time I thought how can anyone survive that? I couldn’t even let my brain go to where her story continued. I couldn’t think back to those days when I feared for my own twins- who I thought I would lose at any moment during the 3 months of bed rest. She did survive, however- and with the strength she felt from her preschool-aged daughter and her husband, they tried again and she gave birth to a little boy very recently. The day they were to be released from the hospital, an issue was found with his heart. Over the last couple of weeks I watched her Twitter stream from afar- and was absolutely crushed to read yesterday that her poor little boy has gone on to join his brothers.

I can’t stop thinking about her- and sending her strength as best that I can. I have been more patient, more understanding and more affectionate with my boys in the past few weeks since her story has been planted in my mind. It’s the least I can do. Give to mine what she cannot give to hers. I would want any mother to do the same. If it strikes you, send some hope Diana‘s way. Send her some comfort and some love. When you feel like the world is supporting you, it sometimes makes your burden a little easier to bear.

Moving On

Other than that, life marches on. It does. As my grandmother said “Life is for the living.” Painfully true, but we can still share our support.

Lastly, I saw this on FB this morning, shared by my friend Megan. I think, overall, we can all use a little more of this going forward:

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Hope you have a good Monday.

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1 Chasing the Donkey August 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Ohhhh Farrah, I can’t even remember what I read before you wrote that he went on to join his brother. I feel sick, and sad, and then gutted for her. How cruel life can be, I’ll be giving Vladimir a big extra cuddle when he wakes up.

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2 farrah August 27, 2013 at 5:54 am

I know. It has been following me around in my thoughts as well. All I can do is just think about her and hope for as much support and comfort as possible. And keep kissing mine.

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3 Melissa August 26, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I read this post this morning with my morning coffee and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Diana & her family since. So so terribly sad. I tweeted her and will keep her in my prayers.
xM

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4 farrah August 27, 2013 at 5:55 am

Thanks Melissa! I know- it’s something you just can’t shake. Oddly enough, yesterday I learned of two friends with positive pregnancy tests. In there I see hope. But still- thinking about this is painful. I wish I could do something to help her.

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5 Laurel- Capturing la Vita August 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Thank you for including me in this, Farrah.

I have to say, as a mother that has lost a child, I am feeling so much sadness for this family. I wish them love and light in their time of grief and road of healing. <3

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