I’ve about finished the baby quilt I’ve been working on. It’s the one patterned off of the mini rough draft quilt.
A friend of mine from grad school will be having a baby girl next month. I’m happy for her, and a little bit jealous of the baby! My friend is sweet, and smart, and creative, and good-hearted. That lucky baby will have such a good mother.
I grew up in a culture where children and family were valued above all else. Many of my peers married and began having children when they were very young. Some of them have told me how they envy my life.
I have two dogs, a career that I love, and an interesting, challenging life. I have the luxury of focusing on myself and my own development. I get a good night’s sleep and ponder the meaning and purpose in life.
But I have no husband and no babies and no white picket fence.
In some ways, making this quilt stirred up some of my feelings about all of that.
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