Friday, July 27, 2012

Letter: Happy Birthday, Little Elf! 1 year, Part 1

Dear Little Elf,

A year ago today, we welcomed you into this world with laughter.  Thanks to this year being a leap year, we've had 366 days to marvel at life!  These days have gone by so quickly.  Sadly, I have not documented your life to the degree that I did for your sister, so I am going to start with the story of your birth in today's letter.  I will cover the rest of the year in a follow-up letter, because it won’t be quite as detailed.  I'm sure I will forget things, but I know there is no way I could ever forget the joy you have brought into my life.

I'm in the POOOOOOL!

The Story of Your Birth

(quite long and only a little graphic; newborn picture at the bottom)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Letter to Past!Andrea

(This letter is addressed to the person I was 6 years ago.) 

Dear Past!Andrea,

If you are reading this, you are probably sitting there wondering what happened to your life. Trust me, over the last few years I have wondered the same thing repeatedly. Logically, I know what happened, even though emotionally sometimes I’m still confused. Change happened, as it does when life moves forward and you allow your existence to intermingle with other individuals’ existences. Intermingling existences is part of the excitement and pleasure of life, even though it does often bring heartache and sorrow as well.

You’re probably also wondering about the title of this blog. I can hear you thinking, “What do you mean, Over the Rainbow Again?” Let me see if I can catch you up a bit. Six years ago, we were married to the man of our dreams, pregnant with our first child, and about to sign the papers on our very own house! We were so happy and excited about life! We were blogging about the pregnancy experience and looking forward to being a mother, and had even bought a new “mommy” car. Things seemed to be moving ahead with our Outer Court and Coven, and the friends we made were awesome! It was so easy to imagine growing old with our husband, after all, his dreams were our dreams for the most part, and he encouraged us to have hopes and dreams of our own. Of course, beyond building a beautiful family with this amazing man, we hadn’t really nailed down any other dreams. We dreamed of possibilities, like being a healer, being a priestess, being a published writer, making and selling crafts, and being an Excel consultant. Of course, we couldn’t ever decide on one or two of those dreams, and didn’t dream the same dreams every day.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Beginnings

Welcome to the launching of Over the Rainbow Again!  This blog will be where I post thoughts on life, love and motherhood as well as crafty ideas and projects, book reviews, and other things that pique my interest.  I hope you enjoy accompanying me on this adventure!