How this SIT first happened

Last Wednesday was the one year anniversary of my sitting.  Why?  Silvia turned 1.

For 365 days I’ve sat while Silvia nursed, while she read books, while she learned to eat solids, while she poured imaginary tea in my cup, while she bathed and while she nursed some more.  All the while, I sat.  I didn’t attend meetings in fancy board rooms.  I didn’t recite scripts in front of TV cameras.  I didn’t even meet friends or colleagues for coffee or lunch.  I sat, in my PJs, my yoga pants (whether I made it to yoga that day or not), my cotton dresses and stretchy skirts, my jeans and turtle neck sweaters, and, on occasion, in real grown up clothes as I anticipated a few hours away once she was finally tucked in for the night.

For 525,000 minutes, I sat.   In the process of sitting, though, my mind woke up and my heart took a walk down a road I never imagined existed.

Now I’m starting year two of all of this sitting.  Won’t it be interesting to see what unfolds this time?!

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5 comments

  1. Sara, I just wanted to first off say that I have watched you on television and I love your shows. However, I haven’t been able to watch television that much because I have a 5 year old and I attend college.
    But I just wanted to say that your little girl is so cute. I can not believe it has been a year already. Enjoy these moments because like they say they grow fast.

  2. cONGRATS ON THE FIRST YEAR! CHILDREN ARE SUCH A HUGE BLESSING FROM GOD! I’M WATCHING MY OLDEST CHILD GET READY TO FLY OUT OF THE NEST…..AND TRYING TO HOLD BACK TEARS FROM TIME TO TIME OVER IT. YOU’VE GOT MANY YEARS OF JOY AHEAD OF YOU! SILVIA IS A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY, JUST LIKE HER MOTHER!

  3. Beautiful way of putting it! Congrats on your daughter’s 1st year! My daughter is turning 1 on July 9th and it’s been an incredible year of slowing down my life – I love how nursing has forced me to slow down and be in the moment.

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