I don’t do well in heat. My skin breaks out in rashes from the sun and I’m usually found in some shady corner, basking in the glory of boob sweat. But I do love summer. I love the warmth you feel on a summer day, the cool drinks that whisk the heat away, even if only for a moment. Heat is life, heat is pain, and heat is the feeling of happiness you feel in moments that define your life.
Lark was born in the summer. End of summer, but summer, nonetheless…I remember feeling cold in the hospital. Leftover pain meds and glamorous hospital gowns had me chilled to the bone. But she was there, a bright, warm light in our room. And when I held her, she was the warmth that made me feel alive. A living, breathing, warm little being. The day we brought her home was stifling hot. I was dripping with sweat as we got in the car because the only piece of clothing that fit me when we left, was a big, fuzzy robe. But that day has been engrained in my memory. We brought our daughter home in the heat of summer, and it was the most beautiful day.
So I ask myself another question, “How can I hate the very thing she brings to my life? Heat, warmth and passion. And how can I hate the very thing that created her life…heat, warmth and passion?”
metaphorical (and literal) warm embrace
where heat reminds us
that we are living, and we are loving, and we are us.
“Heat” is the July writing prompt of The Mommy Blogger Collective.
In addition to a monthly writing prompt, the collective hosts a monthly
blogger featurette. This month we are featuring Renee of oh renée. A few words from Renée — Oh
Renée started as a creative outlet for me a few years ago, a happy
place to share creative and fun projects or fashion. Since then, it has
evolved into one of the best things I could ever have done with my time!
The last few years of blogging have become much more personal to me-
more of a way to document this life of mine, with my husband, with my
little boy and with the world around me. I enjoy sharing glimpses into
our days and sharing in other mom’s lives as well, as part of this
wonderful world of social media. Being a mother is better than anything I
could have expected! Truly. I call Ohio my home, I keep the joy of
traveling and exploring new places close to my heart, i spend my
evenings knitting and am never without a book in my hand or in my purse.
My blog is much of the same! You can find me on Instagram at instagram.com/ohreneedesign.