I’ve been thinking for a while about using the WordPress daily prompts to help me vary the content of my blog and to challenge myself to write (and perhaps think) in different ways and/or about different things. While today’s prompt doesn’t quite fit those criteria, it is a good one for a first attempt:
“Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.”
The Jam’s heart defect means that only half his heart grows and functions properly. The blog is about my life with him – heart and a half is me and him. (I could have called it ‘Two and Half Hearts’, as DH is obviously part of this too, but that sounded a bit too much like that programme that used to star Charlie Sheen.)
In addition, DH and I have joked that the Jam is actually of Gallifreyan descent and the hospital just hasn’t found the second (whole) heart yet. When I take him to playdates he’s always the one running around causing mayhem. I’m sure some of my fellow ‘heart-mums’ think that we’re frauds. Maybe heart and a half is just the Jam himself!
Metaphorically the heart represents love (giving someone your heart), bravery (having a lot of heart) and enthusiasm (doing something with all your heart). We don’t know what the future holds or how much time we have together. Actually, nobody knows these things, but most people haven’t had it pointed out to them by sonographers, doctors, consultants etc. What we do know is that we will live our lives to the full, wholeheartedly and then some, with love, bravery and enthusiasm.