Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Forever. Family.

...Aaaaaand we're back.

It's not that I haven't had anything to talk about for the last 8 weeks. (Good lord! It has been 8 weeks, hasn't it?) On the contrary, many things have happened.

I had a fascinating trip to Ireland with Daisy Mae and ClevelandK8. Galway is like living in a Renaissance Faire.

It's like...well, it's like this:

and this

Dublin is like being in Piscataway, NJ, with better architecture. But just barely.

I went to Washington DC and got to hang out with people who have stars and letters after their names. I love these trips; all good news, big plans and restoration in faith in our government. It doesn't last too long, but it does give one a few ideas to work with.

I got a chance to try to bring together a group of surgeons who hate each others' guts as a matter of course. And they got along. And promised to work together.

All of that pales in comparison to yesterday.

Yesterday, I got to officially become a Mom again.

Yes, yes: I know that once you are a mom you never stop. But there's something about having someone in your house, calling you "mom" (or in my case, "mother"), that makes you actually feel like a mom.

I'm Daisy Mae's mom. Forever.

It's been a long trip. We have endured almost unimaginable heartache along the way. But we made it. And it's worth it.

Take a look and see.

Welcome, Daisy. I can't promise to be a good friend. But I can promise to be a good mom.


Alison said...

And that? Is super-good news. Congratulations.

bhd said...

The very best mofo-ing mother on the planet, you mean.

dismap - witness protection plan?

Lisse said...

Congratulations - to you and Mr. Bean, and of course, to Daisy!

Good to see you writing again.

Verification word = Hope-y (w/o the dash, of course). Appropriate.