I've been reflecting on my life as a young married working mother of two with Order responsibilities and my wife and I also have our own responsibilities from our days as freelancers. Our seven-month anniversary is in two days and so it's been an occasion for me to reflect on things. I can honestly say without my wife and the kids I wouldn't be anywhere but a psychiatric hospital right now. Having Meremi and all 22 of our kids makes everything that much easier for me. We're both working mothers and wives of each other (we're poets and yes we do know it) and we're both the same age.
In this time, 4 Maxidren, the new Imperial Standard Year, it is also the start of our first calendar Imperial Standard Year as a married couple. We've known each other for two Imperial Standard Years but have been married since the Auspicuous Day, or the Gregorian date of December 1st 2009. Ours is a complex family of many people, including our Chosen-sibs in other systems and the two of us, both our broader extended families and the wrinkles of our past lives.
And y'know, though I'm a young married working mother at ages I did not foresee exactly being this, with all that happened last year and this year......I would trade none of it. My wife and all our children mean that much to me. 2 days before our seven-month-anniversary and all is win. My pregnant wife has her arms around me and is nuzzling me now. This is my life, and for all the trauma and nastiness I am working through I can say sincerely nothing of this is worth trading for me.