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Tuesday, July 1

are you a mother?


angie's feet, canon digital rebel xti

The wildest things happened to me today, all in a span of about an hour.

First, after parking in a store lot and getting out of my car, I see that the parking spot next to me is lined in pink pavement with a sign above that says "Expectant Mother Parking". It made me gasp. It was just so new and cute and who wouldn't like a pink lined parking spot?

Then a bit later in the store, I complimented a lovely lady on her skin that was helping me and she said:

"Well, I just had a baby, so I think that has everything to do with it."


I laughed to myself. Of course, right?

Then a few minutes later on my next stop, while I was walking down the stairs of a parking structure to the mall, this woman walking on the steps behind me touched my shoulder and said:

"Excuse me...are you a mother?"

This question took my breath away. I stopped and looked at her stunned to silence.

"Are you a mother? She asked again with an adorable Australian accent and a warm smile.

"What? Ummm...well, I'm trying to be." I responded and I am sure I looked white at that point and she looked a little surprised and amused at what might have been too much information.

"Oh, well...because I am on holiday and I am looking for cute baby clothes. You looked like you might know."

This time I laughed out loud and again, she probably was a bit confused as to why this would all just seem so bizarre to me but I gladly pointed her in the right direction and when she walked away she said waving her hand:

"Good luck!"

What amazed me was that on another day...these three things all falling into my path within the same hour might make me want to pull my hair out at the frustration and the sad reminder that I am not yet a mother.

But today...I don't know...call me a romantic but I want to believe they were signs and that someday very soon, I'll be the one parking in a pink lined parking spot.

38 Comments:

Blogger Jacki said...

I believe in signs and those were good ones :)

July 1, 2008 at 5:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Eileen W. said...

:) Oh, I think you're right!!!

July 1, 2008 at 5:04:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Schmoops said...

that pink lined parking space has your name written all over it!

love you.
xoxo

July 1, 2008 at 5:32:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Karen said...

We are usually the last to know, although the signs are quite obvious!

July 1, 2008 at 6:58:00 PM PDT  
Blogger laundrygirl said...

Amen.

July 1, 2008 at 7:28:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Juneau.Eco.Mommie said...

I knew you oozed mommie-hood with your words and now you apparently do with your look as well. Bravo!

July 1, 2008 at 7:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mccabe said...

when things happen in 3s
something magical is happening-
it means pay attention.
:)

xoxo

July 1, 2008 at 7:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger BlossomingSoul said...

I got chills.

Soon!

July 1, 2008 at 8:06:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Honey said...

I so agree. The space is yours.

July 1, 2008 at 9:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mames said...

weird to read this, i was just walking home from my yoga class and you came to mind and i was thinking of you and boho baby.

it was so spontaneous (the thought) and present. another sign? hmmm.

July 1, 2008 at 9:11:00 PM PDT  
Blogger dreamergirl said...

Those are some magical signs!
xox

July 1, 2008 at 11:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Vincent said...

Hola! I'm new to your blog and enjoy the intimate way you write. It's like an invitation to reading someone's private mail. Truly deep!

July 2, 2008 at 4:17:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous susannah said...

the angels are all around us, whispering in our ears, giving us hope and reassurances. Sometimes they get their thang on and give us BIG signs! i love this x

July 2, 2008 at 4:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

I think that parking lines were painted just for you...

Of course you are going to be a mama soon...

and yes! the signs are always there... we just have to be open to receive and see them...

embracing this day and the beauty of all this with you! xx

July 2, 2008 at 4:43:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES - signs! Good, good signs!

July 2, 2008 at 5:37:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous seadew said...

What lovely coincidences! I'm wishing you luck.

July 2, 2008 at 5:42:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe in signs! I think these were all special, happy signs just for you : )

July 2, 2008 at 7:59:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Susan said...

Definitely signs! It's your turn!

July 2, 2008 at 8:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger m.bradee said...

oh girl... the universe is screaming that ur time is rt around the corner! we can all feel it :) sending u lots of mommy loving!!! xoxo bradee

July 2, 2008 at 8:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger ~Michelle~ said...

Oh wow! Reading your post made my tummy flutter! xoxo

July 2, 2008 at 9:40:00 AM PDT  
Blogger BJ said...

Oh....how sweet! Those sign's mean something...everything! Don't take them lightly. I think your good news to all of us is just around the corner! Hugs to you!

July 2, 2008 at 2:20:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lisa said...

Wow! I think you will, indeed!

July 2, 2008 at 2:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Thea Coughlin said...

hee hee. I so can see you pulling into that pink spot.

I was listening to a podcast on manifesting and secret stuff.

I agree that these three things are all a good sign my love. A great sign.

Love you
t2t

July 2, 2008 at 4:15:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Stacy said...

I am a long time reader / fan of your blog and this is the first time I have commented. I have HUGE chills. As someone who has had their own struggles with creating little ones, ( I now have an almost 7 year old and a 9 month old girls) I know how important these signs are and I BELIEVE....

July 2, 2008 at 4:58:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous andrea scher said...

so perfect!

signs indeed...
:)

July 2, 2008 at 7:22:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:)
yes....
love love love
jen gray

July 2, 2008 at 7:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Christianne said...

hi boho girl,

just stopped by to say you and your wonderful hubby and your boho baby have been on my mind and heart a lot the past day or so. i say prayers for you guys in your fertility journey whenever you're called to mind. i wish the joy of of parenthood for you both, as i know you'll be beautiful parents together, as testified by your beautiful love and intimacy together.

love,
christianne

July 2, 2008 at 8:13:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Debbie said...

don't you love when the universe shows you how much it totally digs you?

it's as though all the little universe angels are all conspiring for your happiness.

love that!

July 3, 2008 at 8:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Moxie said...

Wow. How cool is that? It's like the universe is getting you ready.

Moxie

July 3, 2008 at 9:25:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous nikole said...

very hopeful for you that the Universe is lining things up to bring boho baby into the world...

July 3, 2008 at 9:56:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous kelsie said...

Signs indeed. They are there when we are able to SEE. Blessings and light to you!

xoK

July 3, 2008 at 3:01:00 PM PDT  
Blogger justagirl said...

isn't it funny how things like that happen... and that you felt good about these things instead of hair pulling frustration, I think that too is a good sign.

In New Zealand the pink lines are baby blue.

July 3, 2008 at 4:05:00 PM PDT  
OpenID goddesstricia said...

I am also new to your blog and had not commented before but I have happy tears on my face right now reading about your signs. I dont even know you but I can feel something wonderful is about to happen for you. :)

July 3, 2008 at 4:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

oh you guys...

your endearing support and trusting certainty in my journey give me chills and bless me with hope.

words are not enough...but know i am grateful and do not take it for granted.

xo

July 3, 2008 at 5:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger all over the map said...

I'm over the moon for you that you embraced all of it and it didn't push you to a negative place rather it allowed you to be hopeful.
I love the *pink* touch for the special spot. We have spots designated "pram" but no pink.
Those pink spaces are waiting for you.
xo

July 3, 2008 at 6:07:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Silvia Pérez-Muelas López said...

Big time signs calling to you :D especially in 3s. I with you, too.

July 4, 2008 at 11:35:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kusum said...

Definitely, some day soon you will be a great Mother :) These signs are to help you to believe that your dearesr dreams will come true !!

July 29, 2008 at 9:37:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there, I'm sorry to say that I don't know you, but I know your husband's brother very well from many many years ago. Anyways, I was just reading what you had written about Leonard and its funny how signs do appear for people.

I continued looking at your photography, (which by the way is amazing and leaves me with fresh thoughts). I see that you are trying to have a baby and you are 36years old. I am going through this right now, I have been trying now for 2 years and 11 months and I understand absolutely every emotion you have from sadness, anger, jealousy, etc.

I think I can help if you need it, I will wait to hear from you and then I will continue on with what the problem was for me and now what we are doing about it.

Kathie
Email: peachlandview@shaw.ca

August 31, 2008 at 5:46:00 PM PDT  

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