Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Woman in her Thirties Digs the Beat

The last few weeks have been scary. It's kind of like when you're in high school and you know that homecoming is coming up and you really want to go, but you were asked to homecoming once before and the guy that you went with either stood you up or spent the whole night dancing with another girl and you think to yourself, 'Jeez, I thought homecoming was going to be awesome. I guess it's just like that in the movies.' So when homecoming rolls back around you think you want to go and you want to get excited but you've been scarred by the bad experience.

In the spirit of beating a metaphor into the ground until it dies, let's just say that I was invited to homecoming again a few weeks ago. My invitation looked like this:


I was so excited about it until I started remembering how bad the last time was, and how I got all dressed up and ready but in the end it wasn't meant to be. Then things started happening, bad things that got me thinking that I was never going to go to homecoming, never. So today I went to my doctor to make sure the invitation was still on and that I wasn't going to get blown off this time. I laid on the table, held hands with L, and prayed the quick, unintelligible prayers of the brokenhearted.

Then... flicker flicker. Beep beep. Strobe lights and punch. There's dancing in there. Life. With any luck, we'll be dancing until Thanksgiving. Right now, a woman in her thirties is just grateful for the beat.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations! And best wishes!

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  2. I thought I commented but then I think my internet crashed... so anyway...

    Praise God! I was waiting to hear how today's appointment went. Congratulations!!!

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  3. Aw, congratulations!! I am so happy for you and L.

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  4. Whoo-hoo! I am SO glad this wasn't one of the many "I'm Pregnant!... APRIL FOOLS!" posts I read today. So excited for you :)

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  5. If all goes as planned we should be there for birth or right after. I don't know if i'm excited or scared!Babies have that effect on me. Either way I am very happy for you guys. and let me unofficially welcome you to the club :)Its not official till you clean a green orange poop though

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  6. Ditto, ditto, and ditto. :) I am so happy for you, take care!

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  7. There is no possible way for me to be happier right now. Love you guys!

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!
    That is such great news. We need you to confirm that this is real and has nothing to do with the April 1 date.

    Uncle H and Aunt N

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  9. CONGRATULATIONS to you and L.
    ... but we need you to confirm that this is true and has nothing to do with the April 1 date.

    Uncle H and Aunt N

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  10. Would it bad to admit that this post made me think of Belinda Carlisle dancing around singing, "We Got the Beat!"

    SO happy and excited! Love you guys!

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  11. woooo! I read through the whole metaphor before I had to scroll down to see the invitation! Parenthood is definitely an emotional rollercoaster/tilt-a-whirl/funhouse. But like a great slow dance at grad, wouldn't miss it for the world. ;)

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  12. Congratulations R & L! Your penpal Liz :)

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  13. SOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you both!!! Love you and miss you! I guess this means DC is going to have to wait. You do NOT want to be in DC in the summer, pregnant. I cannot think of a more miserable combination!

    Love you!!1

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