So, our life is once again changing. With our awesome nanny going back to college, our new endeavor becoming Jax’s full time gig and Mila growing to be an awesome little human being, we have decided to change our daily routine. Jax will now work from a nearby co-working space, giving most of his attention to work, and Mila and I will stay home doing what we do best, cuddle, dance, be mesmerized by the animals at the zoo, baby yoga, baby music classes and gang out with other mama friends. That is one scenario… The other would be finding a new nanny, so that I could work part-time and keep working alongside Jax, doing what I love – also in a co-working space though. That our current dilema.
On another note, I have been reading “The Pearl that Broke its Shell”, a novel by Nadia Hashima, that deals with the struggle of women in Afghanistan, interweaved with the story of a girl named Rahima. The book accompanies her through her years as a bacha posh, which is when a family who has no sons “turns” a girl into a boy so that she can be helpful to the family (since women in many areas are barely allowed outside the house). After having the freedom of a boy, Rahima is married off at the age of 13 to a men three times her age.
Her story is one of sorrow and hope and although I have yet to reach the end, I am endlessly happy to not have to face the struggles that Hashima’s character encounters. I am so thankful to be able to have arguments with Jaxon and know as a fact that he will not beat me, sell my children or be disappointed if we do not have a boy. Life is not easy for so many women around the world, I am glad to have been born into the family and society I was.
Our friends John and Emma are taking off to Jordan tomorrow. We have had an amazing month with them and are sad to see them leave. Nonetheless, we feel so blessed to have been able to spend so much time together this summer. Thanks for the great visit guys!
Photo credit: Emma Horton