The Beginning

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I’ve been planning this post, in my head, for a very long time.  How I should introduce myself, and my family, and the reason for starting this blog in the first place.  Every single time, I’d have some different angle, something different to say but ultimately…no real way to introduce this.

I don’t have a clever quote, or a funny anecdote, or some sort of philosophy that will promise you I’ll change your life if you read this blog.  I just have the truth.

I suppose that’s a good place to start.

My name is Christi.  I have a son who I loving refer to as “A”, a bulldog named Prince, and two cats (Egon and Marshmallow – yes, after the Ghostbusters).  I maneuver this life with my partner, Sarah…and our village.  We’re a pretty basic family.  And by basic, I think I really mean boring.  We work 45 – 50 hours a week, we come home, we eat dinner, occasionally clean (thus, the messy part), and we go to bed.  It’s about as basic as it gets around here.  But, we’re two women – raising a family – so that tends to make us stand out just a little bit, no matter how boring we really are.  Life can get a bit messy and complicated but it’s incredibly beautiful, and I’m really excited to share our story and our journey with you all!

I refer to Sarah not as my partner because that’s how you refer to your Gay Partner.  Honestly, whether she were a man or a woman, I’d refer to her as my partner.  I don’t do “Husband” or “Wife” or “Girlfriend” or “Boyfriend”.  Those titles are too constricting, in my personal belief system.  I prefer Partner.  It defies gender, and defines the relationship perfectly.  So for the purpose of this blog, you will hear me reference her as “partner”.  It is an honor to her, and our relationship.

You see, Sarah and I started dating while I was still pregnant with A.  Now before you go all “What the Hell?!” on me, understand this one specific piece of information.  Regardless of what happened between me and my son’s father (which you will not get the gory details of – sorry), Sarah stepped in to a role she definitely did not have to take on.  And she did it willingly, and with a smile (most of the time) and because of that – “A” loves her whole-heartedly.  I love her whole heartedly.  She is as much of a parent to “A” than I am.  She is my partner.  A description far greater than “wife” or “girlfriend”.

And soon, we’re hoping to add “Mother” to her repetoir of amazing roles she plays.  And this blog, is meant to document that journey of ours.  Our plan, is to get pregnant – to get Sarah pregnant.  Hopefully this year.  We’re excited to take our little family of 3, to a family of 4 – although Sarah would say that we’re hoping for a family of 6.

We’ll see how this next one goes.

And so there it is, the introduction to my blog and your sneak peek in to my life.  In to our life.  Let me know you stopped by.  I’d love to say hi!

20 thoughts on “The Beginning

  1. What a wonderful story! If I can figure out how to follow you, I sure will! Love you all to pieces! Good luck, if it works, I may jump on the bandwagon!!

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  2. Ahhhhhh Sarah may be becoming mommy!!!!!! This is so exciting! Christi I think your intro was perfect and I love this idea. I think you will inspire many people, young and old! Congrats to you both and I hope this goes good for you! All my love ❤

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  3. Please Christi do not forget to mention your son Anderson’s dad. He hoped for a different outcome. Accepted the reality of the situation. Hurt but never judged. He is the dad Anderson needed. The partner you deserved and the son that makes me proud every day. Lucky u. Lucky his band of sisters lucky his son and lucky me We Have this guy who loves us all and has always stepped up. Stepped in. Wish we all had his strength of character.

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      1. Christi your family began with Ned He will always be there for all of us. But. Without him
        There is no family. No disrespect to u or your blog.

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    1. As you should. You are two loving amazing partners and parents. Anderson is meant to
      be a big brother. We all have so much to look forward to. No gory details. Just pure happiness and blessings

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  4. This is amazing, and I’m not gonna lie it left me teary eyed!!!! I’ve been lucky enough to witness your relationship from the beginning and blessed to be a part of it. I’ve been there through tears and disagreements, the hugs and the laughter and I’ve seen how your relationship has grown and I understand the meaning you share of “partner”, because I see how you both exist as partners. You both are great parents and I can’t wait for Sarah to experience the joys and woes of pregnancy and I fear for the hormonal emotions -LOL-to say I’m excited is an understatement!!! I love the idea of this blog and your way of sharing draws my undivided attention every time. You are a beautiful human being and my sister is lucky to have you as a partner

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  5. Bravo! What a great start to the beginning of another chapter for your family! You can feel your heart and truth through your words- wishing you all the best year yet!! 😍

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  6. Wishing you all the very best! I can’t wait to see how this all plays out for you! That would be awesome to have another baby in the family! Love to you all!!

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  7. so excited for all of you and praying all goes well I’m so proud of the three of you and looking forward to another grandchild love always

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