May. From beginning to end, completely full of Joe.
The first weekend of May in Cincinnati is the Flying Pig Marathon, and for the past four years Chris has run the relay with our friends and family in honor of Joe. This tradition began because watching the race was always something Chris looked forward to doing with his future babies, and when Joe was born he felt a deep knowing that he would run in the race, not just watch. Now every year we have four beautiful souls representing our little story along the 26 mile love fest that is the Pig. It is truly overwhelming how high the vibration of that entire route feels - the people are all there influencing and being influenced by everyone else, often without even realizing it, and it is such a magical thing to behold.
Last year was the first year I participated in the race. I took the last leg, so I could wrap up the event with the intentions and energy only The Mama Bear could. I made a playlist that accommodated my hyper-awar...
Finding out that we are carrying two babies has thrown us into a whirlwind of unexpected emotions and an entirely new perspective on our parenthood. Joe's love knows no bounds and we are so incredibly grateful.
Joe and Chelsea were connected by the love they shared, and that will always exist between them. I hope she leans on that truth as she bravely faces each new day on her life’s path. She will have her loving family and her amazing friends to help her along the way, and she will always, always have her Joe.
This work is not easy but was always going to come. Fortunately, I have so many strong arms holding me up and helping me remain on my feet while I continue to show up in this motherhood and do this work.
I have always had a magical connection to music. I believe songs help us heal and process through our experiences better than almost anything else. Read about the song that we attach to our experience with Joe and how it helps us heal as we continue forward on our journey.