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The Generosity a Baby Brings

I’ve since gone from beer bottles to baby bottles and with that, I’ve noticed an incredible generosity in people. 

My husband and I recently welcomed a little girl into this world and have been mesmerized by how much she has changed our lives, the lives of our families and our outlook on life. We weren’t too vocal about expecting (i.e. announcing it on Facebook, posting lots of pregnancy photos, etc.), as we felt it was a special, yet personal moment that we didn’t feel the need to share via social media outlets. However, when our daughter was born, we were proud to share her photo to introduce our new little munchkin to everyone. 

With that said, the outpouring of love and kindness we received from friends, family and colleagues, both new and old, was astounding. The amount of messages, calls, texts and emails we got was overwhelming in the best possible way. And the presents we have received from folks has been beyond amazing. In the short two weeks since our daughter was born, gifts have been bestowed upon us from long lost friends to old co-workers to new friends and neighbors. 

I’ve always thought of my husband and I as generous giving people; individuals who give because we want to, not because we expect anything in return. Perhaps that giving is coming back around or maybe we’re still wearing our rose-colored glasses since we expanded our family. Whatever the reason, we couldn’t be happier by the outpouring of love and support we have received from so many during this very exciting time. One of my very best friends told me a baby brings out the best in people. You know what? She was right!

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Team Elizabeth

Forget Team Brad and Team Jen or Team Brad and Team Angelina (how many teams is Brad on anyway?). I am on Team Elizabeth…as in Elizabeth Edwards. Seriously, can someone cut this woman a break?

Elizabeth Edwards: she has terminal cancer, has lost a son in a tragic car accident, has a husband who not only cheated on her while she was ill, but had a baby with another woman; and she has handled it all in the public eye.

If you haven’t been following the news, Elizabeth recently left her cheating husband, John Edwards, after months of speculation that he fathered the daughter of Rielle Hunter, a former campaign videographer. John Edwards, the two-timing presidential candidate, denied the affair for some time and reports say that he only came forward because of a tell-all book  his former aide Andrew Young is releasing, full of details about the torrid affair.  Now they say there’s a sex tape.

What kind of man does this to a woman who has been through so much; who he is supposed to love, honor and cherish; who is the mother of his children; who he has been married to for 30 years?

How much is one person supposed to take? I don’t care that Elizabeth lives a comfortable life in North Carolina, nor that she has a lot money, has met thousands of people on the campaign trail or has traveled to places I may never go. Instead, I feel terribly sorry for her. She defended her husband for the sake of her family and for her husband’s reputation. And what did she get out of it? Public humiliation, being awkwardly interviewed on shows like Oprah and The View, and people like me blogging about her.

I hope that Elizabeth Edwards finally finds some peace in her life now that she has separated from her lying, cheating, $300 haircutting husband.

So, who’s team are you on?