A love letter to coffee.

After I became pregnant with Sister, I decided to go on a coffee fast. Why, you ask? Oh, I don't know. Maybe because I am a masochist. I'd like to believe that it was for the health of my unborn baby. To be completely honest - prenatal caffeine studies aside - I hoped that by eliminating coffee during pregnancy, perhaps Sister would sleep through the night early. It didn't work.

She developed colic at two weeks old, at approximately the same time that Brother had a sleep regression. To get through the day, I added caffeine back into my life. It started innocently enough with just a cup of black tea in the morning. Pretty soon a single cup turned into two. Before I knew it, I was having the second press of my husband's coffee. After all, the second press has less caffeine and is healthier than a decaf, right?

It wasn't until my daily third press of coffee that I realized I should just get the real thing. And so I did. The first sip was an ecstasy better than I could have ever imagined. All I could think about was how in love I felt with coffee. Not just any ordinary love, a full blown obsessive love. I was so overwhelmed with feelings that I literally wrote a love letter to coffee. Yes, you read that right. In a moment of caffeine-infused passion, I actually wrote a love letter to coffee. But if loving coffee is wrong, I don't want to be right. So for your entertainment, here it is:
Oh coffee, how I have missed you! When your silky smooth flavor hits my lips, you slowly release caffeine into my system and my day is instantly better. You are the first thing that I crave in the morning. At night, I can't wait until the next time that I taste your sweetness. You make me a better person! Without you, my days are spent in a total funk, sleep-walking through life with eyes half closed. With you, I am happily able to take on any challenge. Together, we power through any obstacle. As I drink you in from my cup, there is a smile on my face and caffeine coursing through my veins. Oh how I love you! Thank you for always being there. 

With my eternal love, an exhausted mother of two.
My husband is ready to check me into a coffee rehab any day now....


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