Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wondering Wednesday: Getting Unstuck

  Two years ago I wrote the post below about finding it really tough to write Elisabeth's birth story and revisit all the memories surrounding that time.  I still haven't written it partly cause life is busy and partly cause I just don't want to ~ but it is her story too and at some point I need to move past the hurt and write it down for her.

So how do you get unstuck?

When remembering hurts

   Earlier this week Kathryn of Team Whitmaker wrote an excellent post about being changed and a bit haunted from the time her son Luke spent in the NICU and other aspects related to his prematurity.  This post really hit home with me because I have NICU memories that haunt in the back corners of my mind.

  I've been saying for awhile that I need to write out Lisbeth's birth story to add the the backstories page and for myself, but really I don't want to ~ there is so much that went wrong and could have gone horrible wrong ~ I still have a lot of anger about that time if I really marinate in those memories and start brooding.  Since she has, that we know of, suffered no long term effects ~ over the years it has been easier for me to say 'all's well that ends well'.

  However this year since she will be six starting Sunday the day and date will again match exactly the year she was born (her birth year was a Leap Year) so perhaps it is time I faced the memories, write them done, and made my peace with them.

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