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It's a new year [Jan. 7th, 2014|10:36 pm]
Somebody's Jake
Today is my birthday and although I haven't managed to make it out of my PJ's and into some adult clothes I have at least dressed the baby. I'm blaming the baby for my state of disarray because he has been hungry and clingy but honestly I could have taken one of the speed showers I've become so adept at while he was taking one of his naps (which seem to get shorter and shorter every day). It's been an amazing year and I still find it hard to believe that I'm a mom. I'm someone's mommy and we are parents and wow, life is never going to be the same.

My beloved Sarah Cat passed away this year. For 16 years she was my companion - as loving and adored as any human family member and I miss her dearly. Every day she met me at the door after work and I still find myself stooping to greet her occasionally when I walk into our apartment. It is amazing how large a place furry kids can occupy in our hearts and how empty that space feels when they leave us.

I know it's cliche but they say that when one door closes another one opens and although parenthood is by far the most challenging thing I have undertook (no one really warned me about just how difficult it really is) every toothless grin reminds me of just how rewarding it is.

[User Picture]From: penpusher
2014-01-08 04:58 am (UTC)
Just under the wire! Happy Birthday!
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[User Picture]From: mad_elanor
2014-01-08 09:43 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
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