When I woke up this morning I was greeted by several text and Facebook messages with a link to a breaking news story.
“Thought you might want to see this.”
“Saw this and thought you would be interested.”
“Thought of you when I watched this.”
The story was about Jimmy Kimmel. During the opening monologue on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, Kimmel opened up to his audience and the world about the birth of his son, Billy, on Friday, April 21st. What at first seemed to be a uneventful and typical birth turned out to be anything but.
“Look at your baby!” the Labor and Delivery nurse exclaimed.
My first child, a little girl, was here. I opened my eyes, which had been squeezed tightly shut during the final exhausted pushes of labor. I looked, and there was my baby being held near the foot of my bed. Her skin was a purplish hue and she was not crying.
To borrow some famous song lyrics, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” No matter how cliché it may sound, it is so true. So, this year when it was time to think of some Valentine’s Day craft ideas, I decided our family’s theme would be kindness. The kindness theme also coincides with Random Acts of Kindness Week, which is Feb 12-18, 2017. Win/win!
Happy New Year, everyone! I have lots of goals (let’s not call them “resolutions” LOL) for myself this year when it comes to my website and my writing in general. I am very excited about the year ahead!
The first thing I need to do is overcome this writer’s block I have been struggling with. I have TONS of ideas for articles, but have to find time and focus to sit down and write them. I did write two articles this weekend, so I’m hoping that’s a good sign. Looking forward to sharing new pieces with you in the near future. Please continue to check out my “Published Work” page to see my latest.
Wishing you all the best in the year ahead! Here’s to an amazing 2017!