Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I hope you have wonderful trip! Can't wait to see the pictures. :-)


mouse's picture mouse

Sounds like a great trip. I have so many similar feelings about where we've been and where we are now--just swap some place-names in your post, and that's me!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I'm going to try and do "posts from the road" next week--and hopefully the photos will load okay.


Lilianpw's picture Lilianpw

I love this part of the post, so I'll quote the whole thing:
"I'm a consummate connector-of-things. I can't stand it when parts of my life are left open, disconnected from the rest of it. I want to close the ends, weave the threads from my past with the threads of the present. I can't stand it when friendships disappear, or people drift apart; when things are undone."

ME TOO!! And this is so strong within me that the posts that you write about the subject are just so amazing to me. We're definitely kindred spirits in this aspect (and I think a few others). And the way I do this "connecting" is through journaling and re-reading old journals. The internet and blogging is helping a bit, but nothing compared to the "real pen and paper" writing.


Lilianpw's picture Lilianpw

Oh, and what I really wanted to say when I read this post is that it answered the questions that I had regarding the 12 hour drive. I actually already "knew" you had to be driving up to NYC or NY state just by thinking of the map, but now my questions are answered.

Last year I went to Massachusetts with the boys and drove by the house where we lived when both of them were born. Kelvin says he remembers it, but he was 2 years and 4 months old when we moved. I walked into the hospital where both were born holding their hands. It was great! We have been to MA several times already, though, so we've been trying to keep the memory of where the boys were born and where we spent our first years in the U.S. alive.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, Lilian--I know we are kindred spirits in that respect for certain--you write about your own need to connect so well.

It's funny because L. is really dying to go into the hospital where he was born. I never thought about it much, but we live here, where T. was born, and we drive past the hospital where she came into the world and I imagine L. might feel a little "left out" or disconnected that he can't see his own beginnings in that way.

We're planning on going to the hospital and even up to the maternity ward. We'll even see if my former doctor is there!