Another one for the Road
On December 2nd, 2011 I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Sydney István Box. The labor was long and painful but the delivery was
as planned, all natural.
As with my daily choices in sustainability, I wanted to start out
Sydney on a natural path, without any drugs or any artificial
assistance. I only wanted help from the nurses, my doula, and my
Since the birth, my days and my nights have been a whirlwind, with
lots of friends and family offering their assistance and advice. I
take it all in anywhere I can!
Daily I’m being reminded by my husband to not forget the extra diapers
and baby clothes as I’m leaving the house. I need to be reminded to
nourish and to hydrate since I’m breastfeeding and the baby will need
me to be healthy. Friends and family remind me to stay in the moment
because time will go by too fast.
While it is true that we need to enjoy the moment, my son reminds me
every day that the future matters just as much.
When I walk down the street and see trash in the gutter, I hope that
by the time my son is old enough to wander in this neighborhood, the
streets will be green and clean. As I travel across town to recycle
hazardous waste, I look forward to the day when recycling is the norm
and not the exception. When I go to the grocery store and see the
cashier bag everything in plastic, I hope that the single use bag will
be a thing of the past before my son makes his first purchase.
When I look into my sons eyes, something magical happens and I’m
transformed into an optimist, who is convinced that we can do better.
And while I enjoy every moment with him, even the many sleepless
nights, I can’t help but think of the future and what I can do to make
it better for him and for us.
I hope you all will join me in making 2012 an exceptionally good year,
not just for the planet, but for all the future generations to come!
Thank you for partnering with me in 2011 in all the fun and I look
forward to hearing from you again in the New Year!
Enci is a Mother, Actress, Artist and Activist.
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