I havent written as much as I would like to lately.....part due to being so busy and part due to writers block. Ill start a post in my head thats usually inspired by a country music song or a particular topic being discussed on the news but by the time I get to a computer I've lost the thought. Well, I am going to try to push through this one because I think it is important...
Have you ever been waiting for something so long that you build up this wonderful image in your head that is just perfect and then you set your standards so high that when it inevitably happens it isnt exactly how you pictured it??? I am not complaining about lil D....he is perfect and I feel blessed to be his mother!!! Personally I think I enjoy it even more for our struggles....I even enjoy the middle of the night feedings. What I wasnt expecting was this overwhelming feeling of missing Bristol even more than I did before D was born. I didnt and I dont think of D as a replacement....I could never replace Bristol nor would I ever want to. But I find my mind drifting more to her now then it did when I was pregnant. When Im giving D a bottle or rocking him to sleep...I cant help but think that she should be turning one in a few weeks. Or I wonder what her cry would have sounded like or what her smile would have looked like. They have the same nose so I see some of her in him. But it makes me miss her even more...I find I cry a lot easier now.
And I worry even more now...when the bombings in Boston happened I couldn't hold D tight enough. To think that a little 8 year old was killed while he was watching his dad run a marathon. And then my mind wanders....oh my goodness, he is gonna go to school one day and what happens if kids make fun of him? Or one day he is gonna drive a car in the snow and what if he is in an accident??? And then he will go to prom. And then college. Or what if he wants to join our military??? I support our men and women in our armed forces more than I can say...and that is such an amazing sacrifice for ones country, but as a mom I am not ok with that. And then he'll get married. And what if his spouse doesn't like me? Ill never see the grandkids.
I think I should start the anti anxiety meds now before he goes to kindergarten :)