love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
A few hours before MY year 2011 and I figure now is as good as any time to have a better update.
Our trip to Cali to see my family was pretty good. I got to spend time with my two new nieces– 1 turned 1 yrs old on Christmas Eve Eve (the 23rd) and one was just 6 weeks old. I was worried that I would feel jealous about my sister having the new baby, but instead I fell in love with baby A (yes, another A. My sister is an A too :)). All the baby goodness– thumb-sucking, grunts, sleep, cuddling– was just awesome. My sister even surprised the wife and I and informed us on our way out the door to the airport that we are her god-parents. I am extremely touched and will be planning her dedication ceremony for the summer. My sister also gave me tips on building a fertility shrine and I can’t wait to get started.
On the parental front, mom was her same self *rolls eyes* but this time I didn’t give in to the guilt/emotional manipulation. That’s another blog for another time.
LA loooooooved playing with her cousins and uncles and aunts. She wrestled and played basketball, was bitten by her cousin and wracked up on Christmas gifts. To say she had a great time is an understatement. My baby girl also did a LOT of growing up this break!!
So 2010, there has been a lot of ups and downs. Sometimes it seems like more downs than ups, but I’m so so glad that 2011 is coming. I’m not quite sure what it’s going to look like but I’m just happy for new hope. I’m hoping that this relaxing break from work is a sign of what’s more to come.