Tuesday, February 13

The Best of All Worlds, part 2

New mommyhood really scrambles your brain, you know? Even when it's good!

So to finish my thought and inspiration for the title of my last post...

When DS was born 6 years ago, I also had a babymoon, but it was just the three of us. I was a first-time mom in a new state with only one (non-mom) friend nearby. I spent the first 10 months of DS's life with many, many moments of loneliness. After all, as supportive as he was, how could DH ever understand what it was like to be transformed into a 24-hour all-you-can eat bed and breakfast and comfort giver? How could he know what it was like to have your personal identity totally subsumed by another being?

At 10 months, that all changed when I attended my first LLL meeting. I met some other moms; I joined their playgroup. I found my tribe.

So, here I am years later. I moved a couple of hours away from those women for financial reasons, but they are still there for me. They threw me a fabulous blessingway and still think of me often, as I do of them.

Through LLL, I've also met other mothers close by, so even though I am not as close to them, I still don't feel alone.

So, it's the best of all worlds because I have this wonderful babymoon to cherish. I may feel like staying home a lot, but I know that my tribe is out there just a phone call, an email, an IM, or a drive away.

Thanks, gals. You're irreplaceable!


Bree said...

You are too! Glad to hear you are doing so well. I'm loving reading your blog even if I don't always comment. Give Lily kisses for me :)

Anonymous said...

It feels good to be your tribe. Thanks for blogging again, it's easier to to 'hear' you that way...