The Five W’s of My March 2013 (A Mama Kat Writing Prompt)

For this week’s Mama Kat Prompt, let’s go with “March Favorites.” Since I can’t think of any other creative way to structure it, let’s go with the tried and true Who, What, When, Where, and Why.

WHO

My favorite people in March were Pink, who consoled a distraught toddler mid-concert (start watching around 0:40) and President Obama, who consoled a distraught toddler mid Easter egg roll. Having had many parent-of-a-distraught-toddler moments (ten years ago….), moments like this get a “mom’s gold star.”

WHAT

What about March distinguished itself?

Okay, I know this is so very “first world problem” ish but I was so happy to have a new dress to wear to church on Easter. With Wayne’s protracted job hunt and the related family budget strains, the ability to buy new stuff has been slim. I got this dress for about $18, and spent another $18 to get it altered (almost everything I buy has to be altered) but I love the color and it just felt incredible to be wearing something brand new to my big work meeting on March 21 and to Easter Service on March 31. It’s the little things.

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On Alterations Day

WHEN

The “when” of March has to have been early morning, pre-sunrise, and sunrise for sure. I so enjoyed doing boot camp at our Capitol twice in March, and so many early morning runs. It’s the most energizing time of my day. My fellow Capitol boot campers and I were even featured in the Tampa Bay Times (read about it here).

(That's me in the long-sleeved gray shirt.)

(That’s me in the long-sleeved gray shirt.)

WHERE

The “where” was on bridges — specifically the two bridges I crossed when running in the Gate River Run 15K race in Jacksonville, Florida, on March 9, 2013. I blogged about it here.

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WHY

The “why’s” of my March would be considered by some to be diametrically opposed to one another, and I am grateful that *most* of my social media friends (and IRL friends) and I respected each others’ viewpoints even when we disagreed. But March was signified to me by my decision to make this my profile picture for two days in March, representing my support of Same Sex Marriage:

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March was, finally, topped off by my celebration of the Holy Day of Easter, and my depth of gratitude for a loving God and the freedom to worship as I wish:

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Mama’s Losin’ It

4 thoughts on “The Five W’s of My March 2013 (A Mama Kat Writing Prompt)

  1. Very creative way to present 5 favorites of March. It just boggles my mind though how anyone can support same sex marriage–our world has officially gone crazy.

  2. We are so excited to see that you will be donating your post on April 8th to spread awareness about hunger. Wondering what you will write about? How about food drives for the 21st century…efficient, green, productive and fun! Everything is ONLINE now! See how this blogger, http://mommypoppins.com/newyorkcitykids/food-drive-mommy-poppins-feed-10000-nyc-kids, invited her readers to join her in helping 10,000 hungry children in New York City with the click of a mouse! http://www.yougivegoods.com/Feed10000Kids

  3. What a busy month you had! Way to get moving on your fitness goals and for standing up for what you believe in no matter who might disagree with you. RESPECT for opposing opinion is seriously missing in our discourse lately, and I applaud anyone who promotes it!

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