Grieving Perfection

Feb 26th, 2013

I spent nine months contemplating what my baby would look like when I finally got to meet her. I studied her skeletal ultrasound pictures for hours. I recognized so many of her features from her brother and sister, so in my head, I put those pieces together into a mosaic of the perfect baby. I saw her bright blue eyes.  I saw her brilliant smile.  I…

…for when you are having one of THOSE days

Feb 25th, 2013

I left her zoned in front of Super Why.  That is the one, sure-fire, guaranteed, without a doubt method to keep her contained and enthralled.  Without fail, she dutifully transforms into NATALIE – with the power to help.  With her super power, she aids her fellow super readers as they come to the rescue and solve super problems by looking in a book. Thanks to the…

To my son: I pray you don’t grow up to have mommy issues

Feb 20th, 2013

My dearest son, There are so many things about you that delight me. Your heart is kind.  Your mind is quick.  Your will is strong.  Your devotion is steadfast. You are eccentric, and inquisitive, and witty. You pursue your passions with fervor and zeal.  (Unless it is your violin, but that is okay.  You gotta have priorities.) I love that. I love you. I know…

We didn’t know.

Feb 18th, 2013

I had been having contractions since the blizzard started.  I knew that she was coming.  It was no surprise when the doctor told me to head over to the hospital and get ready to meet our baby girl. I was aching to meet her.  The hours dragged by until it was finally time. This was shaping up to be my smoothest delivery yet.  My first…

What do I say?

Feb 17th, 2013

When it was time to leave the hospital with Natalie, I had a billion questions, but the only one I asked was, “What do I say?” I needed to know how to respond, because I didn’t know what was ‘right’. But I knew I had to get it together. Because Natalie was watching. I know that my thoughts will become her thoughts.  My actions will…

Becoming Less {www.boldlytanya.com}

Becoming less

Feb 16th, 2013

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.  Galatians 1:10 (ESV)                                                            …

99 Things {www.boldlytanya.com}

99 Things

Feb 12th, 2013

This is me listed in facts – ninety-nine random facts that happen to pop into my head.  I hope you still visit after reading this. I am named after Tanya Tucker – the hottest woman alive (at the time of my birth). I share my middle name with the best coon dog that ever was or ever will roam this side of the Mississippi. I…