Valentine's Day is a double header here in Grrrlville because it's also Marcia's birthday. I don't mention it very often because it's sentimental and therefore a little embarrassing, but I love Marcia. Because we have two children so close together in age, it has been a challenge for us to remain close. We tend to focus on doing what we think is best for Pearl and Carrie, and this has been a drain on our relationship. Sometimes it has been difficult to find time for even short, simple conversations. We don't have extended family nearby to assist with parenting, and we haven't been comfortable leaving the girls with babysitters very often.
But this is a new year, and we're going to shift our priorities so that "we," as in "you and me," appear on the high priority list more often. Maybe we'll even see a movie some day. Together, awake, and at the same time! Happy Birthday, sweetheart.
I'm a long time lurker deluking the valentine message bought tears to my eyes it was beautiful...I'm in a long distance relationship with my girl she's in the states and me well I'm in Aussie land so very difficult at times,I love your blog by the way as you could probaly tell by how many times I check it...keep up the good work.
14 February 2007 at 05:01 AM
I would highly recommend finding a babysitter you like. My partner and I have been having a college age student coming once a week to watch our kids since last summer. It gives us a chance to get that couple time that we need since having our kids (3 year old and 1 year old twins). We either run errands, have dinner with other adults or just have dinner and talk about the kids. Make it a priority.
14 February 2007 at 01:13 PM
Does anyone know a better way to post this slide show? In quicktime the pictures are clear, but apparently YouTube makes them blurry.
Robin Reagler |
14 February 2007 at 02:06 PM
My partner and I just watched your video. It was beautiful and brought tears to our eyes. Congratulations on having such a beautiful family.
Baby Fox |
14 February 2007 at 02:23 PM
Happy Birthday, Marcia!
14 February 2007 at 07:17 PM
Your family is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the lovely slideshow.
14 February 2007 at 10:14 PM
happy birthday marcia! what a lovely, lovely slideshow.
15 February 2007 at 08:30 AM
Happy birthday, Marcia! If I were there I would gladly babysit. Love to the family.
Terris Grimes |
15 February 2007 at 03:10 PM
That was so beautiful Robin. Thanks for sharing. I kept having tears rolling down my face. I love Marcia so much and it gives me so much comfort that you indeed treasure and love her so.
16 February 2007 at 01:22 PM
OK, I am sitting here sobbing. This may have a little to do with my hormones right now ;). That was really sweet. What a nice life you guys have together!!!
Ron and I have the SAME issue. We never do anything together because we don't have a babysitter. Maybe we can swap babysitting sometime--at least for a quick afternoon trip to a movie. The last movie we saw was Charlotte's Web.
19 February 2007 at 08:07 AM
So, so sweet! Excellent choice of music too. Good luck with your plans to prioritize your couplehood.
20 February 2007 at 09:50 PM
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