Hi! My name is Lydia. I’m a young mom with an old soul, trying to figure my way through motherhood and becoming the type of woman I long to be. I came up with the name of this blog after reading Anne Lamott’s book Imperfect Birds. In it she quotes Rumi who said: “Each has to enter the nest made by the other imperfect bird”. I feel that is both the story and the call of my life…and it ain’t easy for an imperfect bird like me!
I have two beautiful baby birds: Zion & Phoenix. Both entered my world in marvelously tumultuous ways and haven’t stopped spinning it helter skelter yet. I have learned so much from experiencing mother-love with them.
Zion is four years old and is obsessed with sports: mostly soccer and cricket. The first thing he’ll tell you when you meet him is his real name is David Beckham. Don’t believe him. He has a love-hate relationship with growing up, recently telling me “Mommy, growing up is hard!” He’s a real sweetheart, loves animals, books, and singing beautiful made-up songs.
Phoenix is 1 year old and pretty much wants to be just like Zion when he grows up! He loves chasing him around with his own miniature soccer ball in tow, trying to keep up with the big boys. He is notorious for his love of food, despite his very small stature; and will impress you with his ability to say words like “Bye bye”, “ball”, and “hat” mostly, with a few others popping out occasionally.
Then there’s the husband: Paul. Tall, dark, and handsome could sum him up…except he is also alarmingly intelligent, fiercely loving, and he makes me laugh!
He comes from South Africa, but we met here in the US at the tender ages of 19 and 20 when we attended the same college in Massachusetts. Our relationship is one of those improbable ones that should never have worked, but we’re living proof that with a lot of love and even more commitment, anyone can make it.
This blog is a record of our days together…a place for me to spill my overflowing thoughts that would otherwise just swirl in my head…a sounding board for my dreams and wishes for myself, my children, and our family’s life…and occasionally a spot to share a story from the past.
So come…enter my nest and enjoy the journey.