First of all, Happy Mother’s Day.
I could write something witty or profound about this “holiday” and what it means to many of us. And I’m sure, many are expecting that from me – what with having had a baby only 6 days ago. For some, I know it’s a wonderfully special day. For others, I know it’s a day of great heartache and sadness, for varied reasons ranging from estrangement to infertility. And whichever side of the fence you, dear reader, fall on today, please know, I wish for your happiness this Mother’s Day.
I don’t know that I’ve ever been more aware of my role as a mother than in the writing of this post, and the ones to follow.
I’ve made mention in the past that I have been writing the story of Duncan’s birth. I didn’t know if I’d be able to get the words from heart to head to keyboard, but, as my blog tagline states, “there is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you,” so I knew I had to try.
And after months-long stretches – some full of cathartic writing, some full of silence – his story is written.
I always wrote with the intention of publishing it here on the blog. Only a handful of times did I waver over whether or not to share, and even then, my hesitation was prompted by the uncertainty of others, not my own.
But, in the end, I decided it doesn’t really matter if you read the next two weeks’ entries (though I hope you do). It doesn’t matter if you comment (though, again, I hope you do). It doesn’t matter what you think, really.
All that really matters is that I bore a son, and he has a story, and it deserves to be told and preserved just as the stories of my living son and daughter are told and preserved on this web diary of ours.
So, starting tomorrow, and ending on his first birthday, Duncan will shine center stage here at Writer Chic.
So many of you have walked with me – in the valleys and at the peaks – since the day of his birth; it is my hope that you will come along for this last leg of the journey.
Please come back tomorrow to read the first chapter of Duncan’s story.
- Friday, May 15, 2009
- Saturday, May 16, 2009 – Morning
- Saturday, May 16, 2009 – Afternoon
- Saturday, May 16, 2009 – Triage
- Saturday, May 16, 2009 – Evening
- Sunday, May 17, 2009
- Monday, May 18, 2009
- Tuesday, May 19, 2009 – Labor & Delivery
- Tuesday, May 19, 2009 – A lifetime, in hours
- Wednesday, May 20, 2009 – Conclusion, and celebration