A couple months ago, as summer was coming up fast and grandsons were starting to make their appearances, I was approached via private message over at MyFitnessPal by a gentleman who had put together a success stories-related web site. He asked me if I would be willing to share my story.
Well, uhh… Gee…I don’t know. I guess?
So my willingness to inspire others beat out my initial shyness, because I agreed to do it. In fact, I also agreed to let him publish my review of the FitBit Charge HR, too.
After my first grandson was born on June 11, five weeks early at a terrific hospital 45 minutes away, he was whisked away to their NICU, where I was able to stroke his foot, but not hold him. I won’t refer to him by his real name, but for blog purposes, he shall be known by my nickname for him: GrandBoo.
Once GrandBoo came into the world, my head was filled with thoughts and prayers of him getting bigger and stronger. He was soon transferred to our local hospital, aka my Day Job. I was able to sit with him during breaks and lunches. I wasn’t able to hold him, yet, but talked to him and told him how handsome he was.
I didn’t hold him for the first time until June 28, when my second grandson came into the world, a week overdue. He shall henceforth be known as my GrandBru. <3
Two days later, I celebrated my 50th birthday, which also goes down in history as the night I splashed water into the back of my iPad and killed it. Because the weather was intermittent thunderstorms, I didn’t plug in the Mac because I didn’t want to lose a second hard drive to lightning strikes. *shrug* With no tablet until several weeks later? Blogging wasn’t happening. Therefore, I hadn’t had the opportunity to tell you about my space on the aforementioned web site.
While I was in Texas last week (another story for another time) I received a message from yet another gentleman on MFP (My Fitness Pal) who is doing a series of podcasts pertaining to fitness over 40, and he asked me to speak with him, as he saw my story on Real Bodies Real Results – Julie. (<- That’s my piece, there.)
I agreed to do it. I’m interviewing tomorrow evening. It won’t be published till January 1, 2016 (tentatively), but I am all grades of nervous.
I just wanted to say that I’m here, not dead, been traveling, and not for the best of reasons, and still staying as active as the oppressive eastern North Carolina heat will let me be.
I’ll catch you up sooner, rather than later.
Until next time…