At Home, Arlington, Massachusetts
I just filled out my graduation petition for next May. Man. I want to attend my graduation ceremony so badly. I know it's silly, but it is important to me. Unfortunately, commencement is only three weeks after my due date. Even if I'm not late, it's probably a stretch that I could attend. But if I'm late at all, it seems like an impossibility. But I really, really want to attend and prove that everything isn't going to come to an end for me academically once my baby arrives.
About the Project
This is a very personal project. It tracks my growth and development as I journeyed toward motherhood over the recent years. It doesn't document every experience I had, and probably neglects my more joyful and peaceful moments in the frenzy of trying to communicate my fears, anxieties, and doubts. If you are a friend or loved one, please do not let anything you read here overshadow what you know of me personally. If you are a stranger, please remember that a living and flawed person stands behind these words. To all my guests here, please understand these are not political statements and try to extend me grace, even as I share my failures and foibles - I have repented of much of what I share. I don't share this journal as an exemplar, but rather out of the desire to share my hope that entrance to motherhood does not need to be a fearful thing - despite the very real fears I have fought against. Motherhood is simply a part of life and one through which I am discovering more of myself and my God.