Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Love Letters and Air Guitar

Recently a friend said to me "why not blogging girl?" and i realized my last post was almost a week ago! So why haven't i blogged , well I'm having blogger block. I feel like i have nothing left to write about. How many posts do you guys really want to read about how much i love my kids, or how junky some people are to special needs adults, children, and even babies. How many times can i write about how i deal with stress and my waterfront coping. Today i sat down at my trusty keyboard and decided i can write till my heart is content.
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I can write love letters to my kids and if no one wants to read them that is fine because it is my love and their letters. If i want to write about the excitement my kids have in the morning. How i walk into their bedroom to find Dovie on the dresser singing to his sister.
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I can write about how I love it when they both light up and Rozie dances, when we all sing Modah Ani on the top of our lungs. I love the mornings with my kids the energy and the excitement for a new day. I look forward to my morning coffee, and recently i switched to a strong thick mud of a drink that reminds me of Israel. I even have to use a smaller cup because my Rockstar mug was not made for this kind of mud, but the sharpie face makes it ok.
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I laugh at how we never ever ever get the Cheder on time. Every morning i say this is the morning we will get to school on time, and it never happens. How could it? We have so much to do: morning air guitar routines, and boy style tea parties ( wooden pretend pizza with mushrooms, and some sort of made up drink)Yum!
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If i wanted to i could write about Rozie's longing for outside and how she sits at the sliding glass door looking out,
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but as soon as we step outside in that below freezing air she wants to go back in, and is as happy as a clam to observe the outdoors from a warm distance.
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I could write and write, so really there is not a blog block at all. More of a confidence issue. Will this post be liked , will this post make it or will it be lost among the many? As i read this out loud to my husband , asking his opinion, i realize , ahhhhh it doesn't matter, so i did a little Dovie inspired air guitar just to prove it.
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I love you my little kinderlach from the moon and back times a million billion trillion!

20 comments :

Amy said...

This post is just as beautiful if not more so than all your others. <3 I too look at my blog thinking I need to post something since it's been over a week, but my mind is blank. Love the love letters idea!

one_plustwins said...

*sigh* this post was sooooo loved by this soul. Write to your hearts content more often, Sheva. Such a beautiful heart my dear "sister" :)

Anonymous said...

I'm totally with you Sheva!! I could have written this post a thousand times over. Sometimes there isn't "anything else" to write, but our love letters. Keep it going girl, I'm reading! ;)
Brenda

Meag said...

For what it's worth: your posts always make my day, because you seem like one of the few bloggers I read who are really, truly, genuinely sunny people. You always sound so happy in your life.

mina Richler said...

love this post! you are such a good mother - it inspires me!! i wish i could make every morning so special for my kids instead of shoving us all out the door!ps - the pictures are AMAZING! is this all with the 18-55 mm lens?!

Grunie said...

I seriously love reading your stuff. My sister-in-law was visiting over Chanukah from NY and said "I started following this amazing blog...My Shtub", I was like "i alo follow it, it's Alishva and it's amazing, I know her....". Anyhow, just thought I'd let you know that a lot of us read and are inspired by your blog, and the pics are the best.
Regards from Boston (where it hasn't snowed...yet)
Grunie

patricia said...

yay, another post that warms my heart! thanks for sharing! xx

Sally Carter said...

Really lovely Sheva. Your kids are so beautiful, and you're always a pleasure to read. So glad to 'know' you! xxx

Sheva said...

Thanks guys!
Grunie: I think about you guys and your little Yisroel , who I assume is not so little anymore, all the time. Thanks for your kind words and what a small world it really is.

chanalesing@blogspot.com said...

Best post ever. Forget it Sheva, you are now committed to your readers and will have to blog about everything that's nice and not so mice (ahem)...

We want it all- Or else we start missing your kids and that's not a nice thing to do to us...
Sincerely,
YOUR FANS

Miriam Leah said...

oh Sheva, there are so many of us that look forward to your blog-but that doesnt mean any of us are critical as to how often you post, or as to what you have to say, or how much you write. Its always beautiful and inspiring-sometimes longer and eloquently written, and sometimes short, sweet and simple :) I'm pretty sure everyone loves em all! :)

Cole said...

I think it doesn't matter if people like it- it's your blog- it's your thoughts, photos, writing. It always does feel good and build confidence when people like it though- I totally get it. And it's disappointing when people don't comment. But people do like what your write- it's those everyday moments you describe that make you so likable in general! So never fear- write what you want- don't write what you don't. For me it's not usually a general block as just being so hard to organize what I want to share. I tend to be too wordy too.Personally I never tire of hearing about any of those topics! As for love letters- they are so sweet- whether they are just marking the ordinary dailies as extraordinary or composing sonnets. I started out wanting to write love letters- and quickly overwhelmed myself. Now I post the pictures that I can feel my love looking at my sweet kinder through the lens. A pictures worth a thousand words- or quite a few sonnets!

Erin said...

So sweet. I love this idea too.

MUshka said...

I'm not a mom yet, but im preparing myself as much as possible now. your writing inspires me so much, your happyness, positivity, self, and other people, acceptance is somethign im wishing on myself, and really trying to work on.
thanks for sharing.

chaya said...

Does one tire of watching a beautiful sunset? Or in your case, the sun shining its warm, happy glow, on a cold-drenched earth?
You have lessons to impart to us all: to value each moment, to see the wonder in our children's eyes, to discover the world with them, one playful moment at a time, to slow down and smell the coffee -- no matter what kind of mug it is in!

Michele said...

I had to comment because I found your blog the other night from a comment your wrote on Kelle Hampton's blog (which I read regularly). When I clicked over to your blog I saw that you wrote about Rabbi Levi, may he rest in peace. What a small world it is! - my children go to Hebrew school at their Chabad House (we are not Lubovitch). It is such a tragedy - what a wonderful man and rabbi he was.

On a lighter note, I love your blog and your vintage and crafty inspiration. I love to shop at Goodwill, too! I have to add one more thing which will sound weird, but if I met you in real life I probably would feel like I had nothing in common with you because although I am Jewish, I was raised Reform and I wear pants, go out on Shabbat, etc. But reading your blog, I see that despite differences, we have a lot in common. It's nice to see more sides to a Hasid woman. Anyway, your children are beautiful, and I love your pictures! Shabbat Shalom.

Galit Breen said...

You keep writing, and I'll keep reading. Deal? And the photos? *Sigh* your beautiful photos! Keep those coming, too! :)

Devorah said...

Oh how I love this post!! It's so beautiful to read about how much you love your children and all the things you do together. I never get bored of reading and I don't think I ever will! So you can keep writing those love letters to your lucky children and I'll keep reading!

Michal Rezonzew said...

Thank you so much for posting this! You've made such an impact in my life!
Hatzlocha!

Michal Rezonzew said...

Thank you so much for sharing this in your blog! It made such an impact in my life. I began taking notice of all those seemingly small yet absolutely priceless "quirks" in life. :)
This was my first encounter with your blog and from now on, i'll have to catch up with what I missed since I'm hooked! :)

Hatzlocha!