Faux & Facade & Moving On

Faux & Facade & Moving On
March 27, 2015 2 Comments Writing Stephanie Ayers

This morning is a strange one. Yesterday there was relief, a joyful facade that life would finally return to normal. Faux happiness that everyone was once more where they belonged.

Today things are different. The relief is still there, yet there’s also this little hole left behind that aches. No excited-to-see-me little legs kicking. No bright-smile-to-revel-the-sun to greet me.

It’s painful how easy it is to “go back to normal life” as if the last 3 months never happened.

But this morning, my arms are empty. I don’t have to take the first 30 minutes of my morning to cater to the baby. I can go straight to living, like the past 3 months never happened.

But they did.

Forever Mimi's lovebug

Forever Mimi’s lovebug

Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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  1. 2 Comments


    What a sweet face and hard not to miss.

  2. 2 Comments

    Kir Piccini

    Oh sweet friend. I’ll be thinking of you as you adjust to this new “normal.” You did a phenomenal thing for that beautiful boy because you are a truly incredible, selfless, wonderful person.


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