Okay, I'm going to go ahead and apologize for the confusion right now, because I get it. Yes, this is where you would normally find Letters to Hannah. Remember last week how I talked about changing the name of my blog? Well you guys, I did it! And I'm pretty excited about it. So here's a little background info about why I chose to make the switch, and what the new name means to me.
In my post last week I talked about how I originally named this blog without much thought. Well, as I continued to develop this space, I kept feeling like the name wasn't a true reflection of what I was writing about. Yes, I talk about Hannah a lot, but I also like to write about things that have nothing to do with her. I had originally planned to write occasional letters to her, but every time I tried I felt like they were too personal; something more suitable for my handwritten journals. I found that my blog was turning into a place where I could celebrate the everyday moments that make up my life as not just Hannah's mother, but also as a woman with hopes, struggles, and achievements.
About a month ago I was driving to pick up Hannah after work, and these lines from one of my favorite e.e. cummings poem kept running though my head, "i thank You God for most this amazing day..." I had actually blogged about that poem before (here) and it has always been one of my favorites. To me, it is a testament to everyday miracles, and to the intention to be thankful for every moment, good or bad, of my life. And that is exactly what I want my blog to reflect. I may not have the most remarkable life, actually it's pretty simple, but this day is amazing because I am here, and I have my family with me. And so this blog rename is also marking a change in my life. Hopefully I will learn to live by those words, when my daughter is crying and the laundry is pilled high, when work is overwhelming and I haven't seen Wytmer all day. I will make the choice to still offer my gratitude, saying once again, "I thank You God for most this amazing day."