Why name a blog “Apron Strings for Emily” when the most common reference to actual apron strings is either about being tied to one or needing to be cut from one?
My husband came up with the name of this blog, knowing that the song “Apron Strings” from Everything But The Girl was probably my most favorite song in the world. What he didn’t expect was that this blog and that song would be pretty much the running theme for what I “needed” to blog about.
For me, the song “Apron Strings” is all about longing. When put in context with infertility, it becomes specifically a longing for a child. If you haven’t had a chance to read the lyrics to the song, feel free to read it here. Then let me know what you think.
With our decision to live Child-free after infertility, this song has taken on a new meaning. Now … instead of that longing for a child … I am now longing for the understanding from others that living child- free after infertility was not an easy decision to make. And letting go of these apron strings continues to be quite a difficult task.
Fun, rather amusing posts about Emily’s taste in music: