One of my favorite things to grow in my garden is tomatoes. There is nothing quite as wonderful as a sun warmed tomato fresh from the garden. A dash of salt and pepper or a drizzle of oil and balsamic vinegar- I can't think of a bad way to enjoy a tomato-even green ones are great fired and dipped in zesty buttermilk ranch. It's a good thing dinner will soon be ready because I am getting a bit hungry now!
I saw a friend's Facebook post this evening and was reminded that today, October 15, is pregnancy & infant loss awareness day. It was originally signed into existence by the House of Representatives during the Reagan administration-kinda cool, and something I probably would have never known about. I know because, I am 1 in 4. You never think it will be you until it is the life you are living and especially if you are someone like me who began life as a mother with 3 healthy boys. It's almost ironic, as I am now 1 in 4 women statistically who, has experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy, that it was my 4th pregnancy that suddenly threw us all a curve ball we weren't expecting.
Today I had planned to take the kids out to Tonnemakers Farm in Royal City, together with a couple other moms and their kiddos. However upon waking I found that the rain, that had lulled me to sleep, was still here creating a gray and soggy day-not quite ideal for taking kids to a farm. So we will reschedule for another day and instead enjoy a cozy afternoon indoors. With the extra time I have, I thought I ought to post a few updates on the projects going on around our home this past week.
Hi, I'm Sharon
...and these are my adventures as a mom, as a musician, and as a writer using my creative abilities to navigate this life. It is my hope that in some way my life is an encouragement to you. Come join me as I strive to embrace contentment and gratitude amidst this busy, exhausting and wonderful life.