Same View, August 9th and 10th

This is part of the Bittersweet Book Launch case study, where Dan Blank and Miranda Beverly-Whittemore share the yearlong process of launching her novel. You can view all posts here.

by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Well, I’m not gonna lie. It’s been a little rough around here in the mom/ writing/ life department. After spending the last two days in Urgent Care, we finally got a diagnosis of pneumonia for my son. Not the best news, but at least we know what’s wrong with him, and can get some antibiotics into him!

So yesterday, August 9th, we didn’t get down to the water until nighttime, after the boy had taken his first dose of medicine. We decided to turn the day around a bit and went down to the water for s’mores and a campfire and ghost stories:


This morning, August 10th, the sun brought happiness again, and the promise of a healthy kid, and a small visit back to the inner workings of my mind. I’ve got lots of work to do, work I planned to accomplish in the past seven days. Instead, this past week has been a reminder of how lucky I am, in my “normal” life, to have childcare and a healthy son and a fabulous spouse. Today was a reminder of the rejuvenating power of family:


And that nature is the true balm:


Looking forward to tomorrow.