Friday, April 20, 2012

Grateful for...Intensity

Some days you just know you're alive.
I've had that kind of week, really.
What a week!

A week that started with a surprisingly small set of lists and commitments.
With a sense of calm contentment.

A week that turned on it's head.
A week of intense emotions  -  highs, lows and plenty in between.

A week of a few moments that I have tried hard to erase from my consciousness each night and a week of many beautiful moments that I desperately want to burn into my psyche forever more.

I've felt my heart beat out of my chest in fear and heard a sound that I didn't even know was possible escape my lips in shocked panic.

I've also felt my heart beat clear out of chest with pure joy, love and pride and heard the glorious sound of good ol' Bev telling me that my baby girl was just perfect.
Hi Mum!
I've cried myself to sleep over the dark nature of some people and laughed myself stupid with the most beautiful of people.

I've waited patiently to see how things will unfold for my family in the coming months and I've waited impatiently for details, particulars, dates, specifics...

I know I'm alive.
And for that I'm grateful.

Linking with 52 Weeks of Grateful over @ Maxabella Loves.
Shar :-)


Mama of 2 boys said...

Ah yes, how the pendulum swings Shar. It most certainly shows us we're alive and kicking. Weeks like yours are almost surreal, so much good... so much NOT good.
But that little tiny hand just has to make the whole darn lot so worthwhile... she's a gem no doubt xoxo

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Wow, what a week you've had. I hope things go easier for you in the coming months.

Visiting via Grateful.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written Shar and Hello baby girl xx

Happylan said...

Look at that tiny little hand - so beautiful. I hope the not so good stuff doesn't hang around too long.

Maxabella said...

Hi Mum!

Intense alright! Cheers to the good bits and meh to the bad. x

javajane2011 said...

Oh Wow.. baby girl...

these weeks are funny aren't they .. packing the good and the bad!! ... swinging from one extreme to another...
Hope the next few months bring some balance... xxxx
: )

javajane2011 said...

oh and that photo... i felt my heart jump out of my chest with joy for you!

My Beautiful World said...

Wow I have missed so much, “Congratulations” just reading all your past posts I’m so excited for you how wonderful you’re having a little Pink Muppet that’s beautiful news. That precious hand brought tears to my eyes I’m so happy for you. Believe me when I say don’t worry all the rest will work itself out I know this in my heart. Have a lovely weekend dear friend you have so many more to come.

Always Wendy

Red Dalish said...


My grateful post is also about my daughter's hands.

Those little hands are powerful. They represent hope.

Miss Mandy said...

Wow..... I hope you find your calm again, and how's about that girl hey! Gorgeous news.

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

Grateful for such a lovely post Shar.
Just highlights the swings and roundabouts of life. Lovely little pic of your baby girl waving!

Bron said...

It does sound intense....thankfully there are lots of grateful moments to keep propelling you forward. x

Kirsty @ Bowerbird Blue said...

that photo is awesome, such a prefect little hand waiting to hold yours.

Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky said...

What a beautiful little hand, those first few 'meetings' through pictures and sound are just magical.