November is gratitude month, and I already missed the first day. Such is life, I suppose.
I've set a personal record on Blog Silence, and there is a reason: Babygirl is growing up. Not too long after my last post we were discussing some random thing, and she made a comment about whether or not I was going to blog about it.
Don't get me wrong. It's not as if I didn't know she knew about the blog. But the blog's been here for over five years and it was the first time I could recall hearing her mention it. And there was something in the WAY she mentioned it that made me wonder: Does she mind?
You have to understand there there are hundreds of intimate details of our lives that never make it into the blog. I DO have a filter of sorts. But there are details that perhaps, now, need a better filter. A more mature eye. A gentler hand.
Today I am grateful for maturity. I am grateful that Babygirl and I have survived five and a half years of chronic kidney disease together, and that she has had the chance to grow into a young adult in my home. But she is a different person than I am, quieter and more private. More SnapChat and less Facebook, if you will.
So, the first 699 posts were Kid. This is post #700. We have the kidney. Maybe time for things to shift.