Having a child softens your heart immeasurably. After nearly 6 years of not speaking to my dad I choose to send him a birth announcement. I thought, let’s see what happens. He sent me a handwritten letter which was filled with apologies and regret. Reading the letter and pouring over every word brought me to tears. The next day I called one of the numbers he provided me…the conversation was initially awkward enough. Eventually it ended on a positive note and a commitment to working on our future. He told me that the whole week prior to his receiving the announcement he had a hunch that he was about to win the lottery. When his wife called him excitedly at work after receiving my correspondence he thought he had. She said it’s better than winning cash: your daughter wrote to you and you’ve got a grandaughter… What made me call him? One time when holding Savannah Grace I thought to myself (although I don’t forsee it) if I were to screw up to the point that we became estranged, i’d like to think that she would eventually extend an olive branch to me. I would not want to lose her, i’d like a chance for things to work. Although my dad has dissapointed me in the past, one thing is for certain and that is that he has always loved me. We’ve made plans to meet in a week or so.
On the job front – I decided to apply for a position that is far more in line with my dreams of becoming an H.R gener.alist and pays more money. They called me about 2 weeks ago and I met them last week. It went well and they invited me back for a second interview of sorts, except I will actually be giving a presentation (I get to choose the topic – unions) to the members of the H.R department. The funny thing is that a recruting firm called me for the same exact position. Maybe it’s ‘meant to be’? Only time will tell.
Ziggy is doing well…more and more alert and in tune with her enviornment every day. I love her to pieces, she truly makes my heart swell. Last Saturday was her 3rd and last ‘meet-the-baby-shower’. Lots of gifts and clothes and congrats and good wishes. We are slowly getting her room in order along with our lives. I’m looking to get back on the health kick I was on before getting pregnant. I am actually within 5 lbs of my pre-pregnancy weight. Don’t ask me how that happened…i’m in awe too. I know the gestational diabetes curbed my eating and breastfeeding helps…but I didn’t see that number coming on the scale.
Overall, i’m pretty content and acclamating to this new life.