Friday, May 28, 2010
Rie's Dialogues is currently being redesigned and moving to it's very own website to allow for more creativity and freedom on my part.
The most wonderful part of all is that I get to thank you, my delicious readers whom I adore, by having a GRAND GIVEAWAY! I appreciate the fact that you tune in to my little space to read what I have to say, it just totally melts my heart.
Here is just a taste of the wonderful ladies in my life willing to gift you, just for being you!!!
*Blue Lily Photography
*Crystal B Handcrafted Jewelry
*Single Stone Studios
*The Vintage Pearl
*Atomic Creative Designs (The lady responsible for creating my new design!)
Stay tuned for all of the details and updates as to when the launch of the new Rie's Dialogues will take place!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
So why not me?
The children enjoyed playing in the dirt and helping mama.
And here, you see? The fruits of my labor.
A perfect green pepper.
And delicious cherry tomatoes that taste like sugar and "real tomatoes" as my family puts it.
Just like everything in life, there is no perfect moment, no perfect conditions to try something new. Simply, our fears should not guide our actions. Sure I've pulled out a few
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Not only that, but some super exciting things are happening here at Rie's Dialogues.
Some super big changes, and some SUPER BIG GIVE-AWAYS that I promise YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!!!
It's going to be so amazing.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Actually a BIG piece of home is here with me now and I am gobbling up every bit of it. If I couldn't go to that dock, by gosh the man responsible for building that dock came to me. After reading my post about that "little old dock", my dad said when mowing the lawn yesterday he looked at the dock and began to cry (sorry dad for exposing your sensitive side). I don't think he knew how special that small piece of earth is to me. How I appreciate the effort and work it took to build it. I love it all, everything my mom and he created, because all the little things have made me the woman I am today. I hope they realize that.
I spent the afternoon preparing my homemade chicken pot pie because there is nothing better than coming off a long flight to a home cooked meal. After one bite my dad said "this reminds me of my grandma's". WOW, I was speechless. There is no greater compliment I could have received.
(An apron I made for my sister-n-law)
Simply put, they are EXACTLY what I needed right now.
I'm going to be taking a small blogger break to celebrate my beautiful girl (more to come on that soon), and to prepare for the difficult days that are to follow (more on that to come as well).
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Turns out that what doctors thought was post-partum cardiomyopathy (heart failure brought on by pregnancy) may not be what I have/had at all. The Mr and I had our suspicions since day one that my immune system was to blame and we told everyone so. However, there was neither a person that took us seriously or the research to guide them so my diagnosis stood.
It turns out that I may very well have an immune system disorder in which your antibodies will attack your heart/lungs if a foreign body (fetus) is presented. This would also explain why my heart failure returned because with PPCM heart failure NEVER returns unless you were to get pregnant again.
I was told to have another child would be fatal therefore doctors recommended a hysterectomy. Now, if this new diagnosis is correct, I could have had more children biologically.
A firm believer in everything that's meant to be will happen, I know if anything had been different, we wouldn't have our little Kyrgyz princess and I simply can not imagine a life without her in it.
With that being said though, the choice was taken away from me. If I wanted today to have another biological child, well, I can't.
The one place that could ease this pain is home. Home in Michigan, 2000 miles away, where in the backyard lies a humble little dock extending over a pond. I want nothing more than to dangle my feet over it's edge and watch the movement of the water distort images of trees and birds.
All of my problems growing up were pondered on that dock. Oh those problems seemed so big at the time; boys, mean girls, bad grades. I needed nothing more than a little time on that dock and I would have a certain inner peace about life. It is a magical little place.
My life reflects the life of that little dock. I've faced the harsh elements and they've left their scars and splinters. The elements may rock and weaken it's boards but because it was built with care and purpose, it will withstand the test of time.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
"HA HA!!! You just tasted my burp!" he yells loud and proud as he swiftly runs away.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
We celebrate each others strengths and bridge the gap of our weaknesses.
Had my life ended, these women would have carried on my legacy through my children. There is no greater gift in the world.
You four women have moved heaven and earth for me at some point during my life. Our lives will always be linked as women who came to be family by circumstance but stand together by choice.XOXO,