Saturday, January 28, 2012


No, that wasn't a typo.
It is a new word I made up today. :)
I think it is the perfect description of some moments.

Like moments when you see your grandpa for the first time after he has been through several rounds of chemotherapy and three weeks in the hospital.
Joyful because he is still there to go see, and because he looks better than you expected, but sad because it is still so evident how hard the road has been.

Like moments when you have a great phone conversation with your mom (or dad, or mother-in-law, or grandma...). Joyful because you are left feeling so happy and grateful she is your mom, but sad because you couldn't have the conversation in person.

Like moments when your baby is just about to turn five. Joyful because she is SOO excited for the parties and presents and you love celebrating the wonderful little person that she is becoming. Sad because...hello! She's FIVE?!?
How on earth did that happen!?

Yeah, I think joyfulsad is a pretty valid word.
Let's add it to the dictionary, shall we? :)


  1. I love your word! I feel that way about a lot of things too. I can't believe she is turning 5 too wow time flies!

  2. I like that your blog is called "bloom where you're planted." Very indicative of you. :)

  3. That's a great word! We thought of you the other day when we went to One Guys!! Oh, and there's a little something for you on my blog :)

  4. I agree, great word. And one every mommy will understand completely. :) Your little family is so darling, Janelle. (Oh, and great job on the Fancy Nancy drawing! I love seeing your little creative ventures.)