i've noticed a trend here lately of couple who are expecting their first child to go on a "baby moon" for a last fling without a baby. i think that a trip sans baby is a great plan...but baby moon is not the correct term for this! a baby moon is like a honeymoon. time alone with the new person in your life. a babymoon is the time right after baby comes, where mom and dad get to know their little man/lady as a family. just thought i'd put that out there...
when someone is sick all the platitudes in the world don't help. let me reiterate. they DON'T help.
I have R.A. I have fibromyalgia. no, it's not true that "just losing some weight" will help either disease. It's also not true that I can just eat better to rid myself of these diseases...
I have high blood pressure. telling me to "just relax" and "chill" isn't helpful. In fact, it's the opposite. it does nothing resembling help, it just irritates.
See, I eat well, i walk at least three times a week, i work out at Curves three times or more a week. I do all the "right" things...and I have high bp. I take the herbs, I relax as much as I can with five children at home...don't tell me to just relax. It's not that simple. First, I'm deep into raising babies to adults, helping my husband run his business, and trying to get my own going too. I don't "just relax". it is scheduled into my day.
If you want to help someone who has an illness, then do me a solid. Tell them that you love them. Tell them you'll pray. If you are a medical professional, then offer constructive help. do NOT tell them to relax.
The older I get, the more I notice gray hairs. Don't get me wrong, i've have grays for now on a decade. BUT! I'm seeing more and more of them...and others are noticing them now too. So at Curves the other day, a sweet older lady told me that it's great to go gray because gray is a sign of wisdom.
Now, i just sorta laughed off the thought that at my age i might be gaining wisdom...until today. I made a remark on someones post on facebook...and she actually said "gen, you are right, as always." when did i become the "right as always" girl? maybe there is something to be said for gray hairs...:D