Personal: Update

To some I may have seemed quite recluse the last few months, especially online. I just haven’t been posting and for that I am sorry. I feel like I’ve been writing this post over a zillion times in my mind. I’ve been delaying, and deliberately avoiding writing it down knowing that once I did write it, I would have to post it.

In Oct. we took a family trip out of state, and then moved into our new apartment at the end of the month. November we spent unpacking all the things we had in storage for over a year. It was like a mini Christmas in itself! In the blink of an eye it was time to celebrate Thanksgiving. We were so excited to celebrate thanksgiving in our new place and we felt extra thankful this year for so many reasons -James’ new job, our move to TN, new friends, God’s provision, and we were expecting child #2, or so we thought.

Then, at the beginning of December I found out I was having a second miscarriage. (The first happened in February.) And while it was (and still is) absolutely heart-breaking, I knew I couldn’t dwell on it. I didn’t want to become bitter in my sadness. Strangely, I’ve become more thankful for all that I already have. And while this pregnancy didn’t work out, I am still a mommy to one amazing little boy. So I decided instead of ¬†letting it consume me in grief, I was going to just move on – holding to the hope that the Lord has better plans before me -because I believe He truly does.

The above pic was taken at the Dicken’s Christmas festival in downtown historic Franklin. I almost skipped out on going, I was still pretty sad about the news- I remember even thinking about having James go alone with Eli. But I changed my mind, and I’m so glad I did! I would have missed out on sharing wonderful sweet memories of walking around downtown with my two favorite guys.

The rest of December I decided to try and do as many fun holiday things with Eli an James as I could think of. We went to the town tree lighting and holiday sing, we baked cookies, went to parties, watched christmas movies, decorated the tree, made ginger bread houses, went shopping, and well….you get the idea. It was a lot of fun! And yes, we have a lot more pics to share with you too!

Over the next few weeks I’m hoping to get caught up on editing photos and posts- that is once I stop sneezing. I’m currently dealing with a very sniffly cold – yuck! Please bear with me and check back soon for a TON of new photos, you won’t be disappointed :-)

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