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I figured out what my word is. You know, like in Eat, Pray, Love when Liz realizes that “attriversiamo” is her “word” that describes her life?

Well, I found it. One of my favorite words that I used to study in my SAT prep class.

And it is… plethora.

pleth·o·ra

plethora pronunciation /ˈplɛθərə/ dictionary_questionbutton_default.gif Show Spelled[pleth-er-uh] noun : excess, an overabundance.

I guess it sounds kind of like excess in a negative way, but I’ve always took it in a lighter way.

Let me explain:

I look around at the plethora of sopping wet cloth diapers that I have (next post!) and the plethora of nursing home stench that accompanies them.

My sink has a plethora of dirty dishes in them.

The laundry basket is bursting from the plethora of clothes I’ve stuffed into it.

can also be used as an adjective:
There are constantly a plethoric amount of alphabet magnets that somehow never stay on the refrigerator but instead inhabit my kitchen floor.

I have a plethoric craving for Oreos that cannot be tamed. We’ve tried.

or an adverb:

My children seem to poop plethorically when there are not enough clean diapers around. Why doth they torment me so?

My husband likes to pile his clothes plethorically on our reading chair. Which, in his mind, is our hamper.

It’s Medieval Latin from Greek word: plēthōrē [ fullness, from plēthein to grow full]

to which I felt completely spoke to me on many levels about pregnancy, love, life, diapers, nursing and eating Oreos.

It’s second definition was : an excess of any bodily fluid.

Maybe this is TMI but I definitely almost blew my first date with CG because I had to go so bad I nearly made him pull over on the bridge right outside the Fort Pitt Tunnels. Plus, did I mention diapers? This is most definitely something we deal with on a very regular basis.

So in short, this word seems to fit my life like a glove.

I like it though. I think I like the word. Even though I’m sick of writing it, I think I can say its our word.

Without a doubt we have a plethora of blessings in our life, laughter in plethoric quantities, and family & friends who give us cause to praise our God plethorically .

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