Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Voice Thread Attempt #1

Voice Thread Attempt #1

Well, I have been out of the loop for what feels like an eternity! I have been working hard at getting caught up on all that I have missed in these past weeks and I will admit that I was really nervous about attempting this voice thread thing without the pre-tutoring from Candace.

Anyway, after this past weeks experiences for me, I thought what better thing to create a voice thread about than my son. After all, he has spent the last week reminding me just how much he means to me and how I, a person who plans for everything, can't possibly plan for somethings.

My husband sent me this quote one day over email.

To make the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide to have forever have your heart go walking around outside your body.

I imagine that he got it in some random forward, and decided to pass it on to me. For some reason it has always really stuck with me. I printed it out and have it hanging above my desks amongst my collage of family pictures.

As I was scanning through our tons of pictures on our computer, I came across the very first pictures that we have of my son. He was born via emergency c-section after three days of very hard labor. As I looked at the pictures, that quote jumped into my head. After all, having surgery like that is having a major part cut out of your body. And thinking now on my first time traumatic mommy experience of this last week, I have just been reaffirmed more of just how vulnerable I am to him. He is my heart and I do not know what I would do without him.


  1. I was so excited to see your VoiceThread after reading your post, but it's telling me I don't have permission to view it. Ah yes, the wonders of technology. Sometimes all this stuff is a real headache.

    Anyway, I love your quote. I'm not a mother but I hope to be one day, and I imagine it's wonderful to love a little person so very, very much. But as you say, with great love comes a lot of vulnerability. I'm glad everything is going better this week.

    Can't wait to see your VoiceThread.

  2. Beautiful quote, Kristin. I'm going to share that with new moms I know. Love the colorful wallpaper and cute photos.