Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Time to Mourn...

Today is May 17th, 2011. Norway is celebrating today (Syttende Mai). I am mourning. Today marks the end of my maternity leave. I went back to work after 12 weeks home with my wonderful boys. It's hard to believe Lukas is already 12 weeks old. Time flies. Lukas cried most of the day. I cried some too. Lukas' tears were from gas pain, my tears were from an aching heart. There is so much I want to hold on to, experience, and treasure with my dear little Lukas.... Journalling has been something that I have greatly failed at. I have good intentions, but I never follow through. Last night, during one of the middle of the night feedings, I decided it might be a good idea to start a blog. Maybe I will fail at this as well. But, it feels more like a conversation when thrown out there into cyberspace, so I will be more apt to write. I am an extovert and writing in a journal seems too introverted....So, we'll see what happens! I hope some of you will join me on my journey - share your thoughts - and take "time out" for yourself to wonder and cherish being a mom. As mothers, sometimes we need "time outs" just like our little ones. I know my frustration builds, I get frazzled,  and there are times I get a little too worked up, and I need a "time out". I am hoping that this blog will be a place for me and for others to share frustrations, to vent, to step back, take a breath, look at the big picture and appreciate all the joys that being a "mamma" brings.


  1. Yippee! I find the best encouragement for me to keep blogging comes when I get real comments on the blog itself. Commentson my FB post that point to the blog fore some reason don't feel the same. So here! Here's your first comment! I blog over at SheRev Writes, a lot more about church in the past, but more recently including more mom-ing and other stuff. Used to be anonymous, but put my name on it recently. Just added you to my list so I'll see when you update and come right over!

  2. And since you asked us to think and write about it, I put a few of my own thoughts about mourning here. Feel free to stop by!

  3. Definitely, comments help keep you motivated to keep blogging. Looking forward to reading more posts.