May 31, 2020

It was My Birthday


This past Friday, May 29th was my 38th birthday. For the first time in years, I actually looked forward to my birthday. In 2018 and 2019 I actually turned my phone off on my birthday because I didn't want to have to deal with all the happy wishes and pretend that I was thrilled. I was grateful for the wishes, yes but I was not in a good place. I haven't really shared what the past few years have really been like for me - but those who pay attention know that things haven't been quite the same. I've been a bit subdued and not as happy-go-lucky as I used to be. Just last week I shared a photo from 5 years ago, where I was dancing at my cousin's wedding. One of my family friends asked me, "Do you think you were happier then?" I answered affirmatively because the major aspects of my life were going very well at the time. My friend mentioned how I used to dance in the rain, and twirl all the time, and that she misses the old me. And guess what? I do too.

May 10, 2020

Happy Mothers Day! Three Generations of Ada!

About a week ago, Coco decided she wanted to wear her black and white "princess dress" for the day. She's worn it several (more like a hundred) times, but for some reason, on this particular day, I had the bright idea to dress up in black and white stripes as well. I thought it would make for a fun little Mummy and Me photo shoot, and since my sister who's taken all our Mummy and Me photos is with us riding out the pandemic, I quickly roped her in. I just wanted a few photos that I would eventually share, and in about 10 minutes or so, we were done.