I’d like to say that it was the passion and love that Adam and I had for each other that planted the seed for our son. But if I recall, it was the television show, “Nip/Tuck” that got us in the mood. Okay, okay, as my Guardian Angel so eloquently put it, “The seeds of life are planted before we even begin to plan for it or act upon it.” So where are the seeds of a new body for me?
Who would have thought that after giving birth twice and breastfeeding both of my sons (which I thoroughly enjoyed, but that’ll be another blog entry), I would need a little bit of nip and tuck. I’ve heard it before, it take nine months to put on the weight; it’ll take nine months to take it off. But really, does it take this long? I know I have to work on it, but God, give me the energy to wake up before the boys do so I can workout, stay fit, and keep my mind fit. Honestly, it’s just so hard to exercise, work, wake up at night numerous times, come home and take care of the boys, cook dinner, clean the house, and maintain a marriage. I just decided to take care of what I could: the boys, my work and the household chores. Time for Merlot and a cupcake! Oh, maybe that’s why I’m not losing weight, too. But they’re so good.
WOW! I’m tired just hearing what you had to do after giving birth. Sometimes being an angel has its advantages, plus we really never need what you call “nip and tuck”. It sounds like it hurts. However, you, Eve, have experienced the wonder of giving life. You have opened yourself up for God to create another work of art, your little boys. Now that is what I am still in awe of and will never be able to experience (but I still look good).
The paradox of joining with the Creator to bring forth life also leaves you exhausted, beat-up and simply looking a little droopier than when you started. This is the paradox of life. The attractiveness and excitement of giving birth leaves us less attractive and tired. Light and darkness also co-exist together. Though we may not like the dark, it’s there to force us to rest. Eve, you are beautiful (before and after giving birth). I celebrate your beauty. Are you ready to celebrate and embrace all of life and I just don’t mean with your buddy Merlot and your new friend, cupcake? Come Eve, look at your beauty! Can you see what I see?