brand new places…

I’m fairly sure I’m feeling a new wave of hormones lately. Almost everything I see that is slightly beautiful or inspiring (and trust me, it’s everywhere…) gifts me with a little lump in the back of my throat, and I find myself blinking back awed tears at how much I love my life. Not a bad way to get back in the womanly swing of things, eh? She’s 7 months now, and I am starting to feel much more back to normal physically, and emotionally. This is a good thing, I think. There are ways in which I have to mourn the beautiful pregnancy and post-pregnancy cloud I floated around on for so many months. It was magical. It still is, really. I’m still in a new and refreshing world filled with more love than I ever thought possible. See? I’m gushing. Messy messy. 🙂

I’m going to school. Not just in the "Oh, to hell with it, I’m just going to go…" kind of way, but I’m really able to go now. My dad called me yesterday and said "So, kiddo, why can’t you go to school?" I was confused, I hadn’t talked to him about it from what I could remember, and he started asking me about costs and obstacles and whatnot. I answered him, and he told me he would be happy to pay for half of my tuition to the massage institute, and he’ll cover the costs of child care. AMAZING. I felt a weight lift off of my shoulders in that very instant. I was speechless, and I told him so, and he said "Say thank you!". And so I did. I promptly burst into tears after I got off the phone (see, I’m weepy), and I told Jeff and we were so happy. I called my sister and told her, and she said that I shouldn’t be surprised, but I really was. Not about my dad’s generosity, he’s one of the most generous people I know, but I guess about my deserving of it? I’m a grown up, and I dunno… There’s history there, but I don’t need to go into it now. I am so excited. I love my dad. I love my life.

I did a DITL (Day In The Life) yesterday, and I hope to have that up and running tonight. I just had to post and share my happy news. 

Quote of the day:
"Curl up and close your eyes… you and your traveling dream chair will float through spaces to brand new places." -Sark

Gracie
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Comments (21)

  1. pearlstreetdiva

    THAT IS WONDERFUL NEWS! your papa is a terrific generous man and who better to give to than someone who will truly appreciate and be grateful for the gift. you do deserve this!

    do friends get discounted massages?

    and i was just thinking about doing another DITL. they are fun cant wait to read yours!

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Of course! I’ll need lots of practice hours, so I expect you to help me out with that. 😉

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  2. unicorntapestry

    Hooray!

    That is awesome! I was actually thinking about hat conversation you told me you had with your dad when I read your first entry about school not being possible. I am so excited for you!
    Also, if you ever need to practice what you’re learning in massage school and I’m in MI, I’d be happy to help you out. 😉

    love love you and that husband and baby girl of yours

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Re: Hooray!

      We love you too! Maybe, you know, I’m sure I’ll have some experience by next summer…

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      1. unicorntapestry

        Re: Hooray!

        Emergency! I tried to e-mail you at the address I have used for you before, and the system bounced the e-mail back at me! What is happening? Why can’t I e-mail my Grace? Woe! Woe!

        In short, do you have a new e-mail address?

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        1. Gracie (Post author)

          Re: Hooray!

          No! It should work! gracified@comcast.net, right? Try again!

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  3. david_anderson

    Very cool!

    What massage school are you going to?

    I was the volunteer “large muscular body” at a massage school where a friend was an assistant teacher. It’s shocking how much you learn just from getting massages in a school setting.

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      I’m going to the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy, you know, hopefully. I’m gonna get right on applying on Monday. I’m pretty excited. Before I had Vera I was studying to be a social worker, and I thought I would do massage therapy later. Gotta get that college degree! But now, it’s almost as if she’s freed me up to do what I really wanted to first. I’ve wanted to do this for a while, and I’m really excited to be helping people in this way before too long.

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  4. purerandomness

    Yay DiTLs and pictures of beautiful baby Vera! I’m so happy for you that your school plans are getting help.

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Hooray!

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  5. pithy_epigrams

    Congratulations! Woohoo! School is awesome, that’s great that your Dad is able to help you guys out.

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Thank you! I’m really excited. How’s school going for you?

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      1. pithy_epigrams

        School is good, I’m glad I waited to go. Because now I can really appreciate something I couldn’t before. I love to learn.

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  6. stupidfool

    oh yay that is such great news! i’m so excited for you–you don’t know how happy i was to read this post!

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Thank you! I’m really happy. I’m glad you got to cuddle with you-know-who!

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  7. see_anotherside

    Wow, I’m so glad that you’re getting this opportunity after all. It’s great news! Yay!

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Thanks! Hey, how’s the living situation and whatnot? Are you guys planning your wedding yet?

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      1. see_anotherside

        Oh we won’t be getting married for a few years still. I feel a bit too young at the moment and so does he, but I am so looking forward to planning to my wedding and just continuing to live the rest of my life with him. We’re pretty settled already so there’s no rush really. I’d just like to have a couple of years before we get to the marriage and babies stage… but at the same time, I can hardly wait!

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  8. robinbronwen

    That is wonderful news! I am so happy for you. What a kind dad you have! Don’t ever think you are undeserving. I can’t think of anyone that would be more deserving than you. Even if you were out of control in your teen years (which I highly doubt), it’s obvious that your dad is so over it. 😉

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Thanks! It’s always so funny that people think I wasn’t rebellious in my teens- I was super rebellious. I moved out at 17 and hung out with lots of crazy people and had a great old time, but I was still the same old me. It just goes to show you, you can’t judge a book… anyway, it’s funny, cuz Doug said the same thing to me, that he couldn’t imagine me being a wild teen, but I was. I’ve always been kind of a “road less traveled” kind of gal. People say that about me being a smoker too- I smoked a pack a day from 15 to 22, and now that I’ve quit people can’t believe I smoked. Anyway, I figure I got it all out of my system early, and now I can focus on good things like building a great relationship with my dad. 🙂

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  9. robinbronwen

    That is funny. I’m learning that everyone (not just me) is mysterious and you can never judge a book by the cover. We all have our “darknesses.” 🙂 For me, I was a little opposite of you. I was a really good teenager and then got slightly crazy in my 20s. I discovered alcohol, got married to someone I shouldn’t have (the first time, I mean…I was married once before), took some spontaneous vacations, have not been the greatest with money, smoked a little…ummm stuff, went to Vegas and tried to pinch Elvis’s butt (but the Elvis thing was on a dare from my current husband, believe it or not and he was and is WAY crazier than me). And I don’t think I have mentioned everything, but that is OK. Hehe. 🙂 Anyway, your dad loves you no matter what and I’m glad things are good between you now.

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