Friday, June 24, 2011


My best friend (aside from my sister) is pregnant, due in September.  Because we are so close, I volunteered to throw her a baby shower.  Luckily, she isn't very girly, so it will be a co-ed shower, so no typical "smell the diaper" game, just a cookout where people brings gifts as well as their own booze.  I was doing pretty good, planning the date and time and invitations.  But yesterday, as I looked at the paper invitations for the older crowd who don't do email, it hit me that I will never have someone planning this kind of thing for me.  So I had a good cry last night, got out all of that, and then when my cats came to cuddle with me, and I got to sit in my bed and read into the wee hours of the morning, I was hit again by how good my life is.  It may be different from what I thought it was going to be, but I still love it.  Even if I won't ever get to register for (and have a party to receive) gifts again.  :)


  1. It's funny ... I was looking at some friends' pictures on Facebook this past week and I was struck by how I was completely "Okay" with one friend's pregnancy ... and completely NOT "okay" with another friend. What gives?

    Anyway, the point is ... I can relate. And I can also relate to how sometimes it takes difficult moments like this to realize how good our lives are ... even if we can't have kids.


  2. Wow, I am just impressed you were able to plan the baby shower at all. Your strength amazes me!