Family

Just Nice to Know

Missing my angel husband, I can’t wait to see him again, even though when he’s home he spends like 99% of his time holed up in the studio, so I never see him anyway, but it’s just nice to know he’s in there. I used to think people who got married and had kids were lame, but now I know that nothing matters more than family, and there’s nothing more majestic than love.

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Toddler Speak

Toddler speak is as much a challenging and complex language as any to learn, the going is rather bristly and tough for a while, both for the toddler and the adult, in efforts to communicate and be understood. There is mystery and frustration felt by all parties, but the sense of triumph and reprieve when a riddle is solved is all rejoicing and exultation. That AHA moment is glorious beyond compare. So far with Asha this is what we’ve got: Barbie dolls are dogs. Stuck is syuck. Light is white. iPhone is eye bone. This one is swan. This way is sway. Orange juice is oh jin. Thank you is tanks daddy. Dress is yes. Black is bwack. Chicken is kitchen. Getting this far provides joy and succour for all involved. Let me tell you, raising a child, watching them learn, and teaching them stuff, is fascinating, exasperating, poignant and fun.

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A Year Ago Today

A year ago today and my love for Asha has only increased. In these pictures she’s nine months old, now she’s 20 months old, she’s still amazing and she’s still cute. It’s incredible though how much she’s changed. She’s growing right before our eyes. Every day is a new surprise. Raising Asha, loving her and taking care of her is a blessing. I am so lucky. Every day I thank the universe for Asha.

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This is the Love

I have such an intensity of love for Asha. I love being with her and hanging out with her, she is such a pleasure, she is just the best. I am so incredibly fortunate to have such a beautiful sweet adorable daughter. And to think I once never wanted to have kids. I can’t imagine my life without Asha and I don’t know how I ever thought I was fulfilled and happy before I had her. To anyone who’s on the fence about having kids, I have two words for you: Do it. If you don’t, you’ll always regret that you never did. Even if you can’t have kids naturally, you can always foster or adopt. It doesn’t matter whether the kid is biologically yours or not. Just loving and caring for someone other than yourself is it. Life is about love, it’s why we are here, it’s what we were born to do. If you don’t experience this, a part of your soul will remain vague and empty and dark, and you will never fully live. I think being a mother is the highest form of love, it is the deepest, the most unconditional and the most pure. I want everyone to know a love like this. For it is this love that justifies humanity itself and is the ultimate refutation against animosity, hostility, horror and hate.

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