Meet the Family

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This is the family.  Myself and the dog closing her eyes to pretend she’s not in the picture are the only girls around this house.  I have a hot pink recliner in the den just to feminize the place a bit.  And the puppy above is actually getting pretty ginormous now too.  But you get the idea.

I’ve got 2 little dudes who keep me pretty busy, a husband who loves me well, and a whole lot to be thankful for.

If I’m being honest (which I am to a fault), our family doesn’t exactly size out the way I’d planned.  I always thought we’d have 3 or 4 kids…but it wasn’t to be I guess.  So before you stop me and ever ask “Will there be more”, I’ll tell you now, that I don’t really know.  We’ve lost 4 along the way in pregnancy (2 in the second trimester) and so I just don’t know.  And I’m finally beginning to be ok with that answer.

But before you leave comments feeling sorry for the losses, know that while in a million years I’d never want anyone else to go through what we have with that, I can tell you that there is beauty from ashes.  It was through those journeys that the Lord proved to me his goodness.  It was through those journeys that the Lord birthed in me a heart for women.  It was in those journeys that the Lord began to teach me how to follow Him without an end in mind… and that’s where I find myself intensely grateful to be now.

But this little family of ours…it heaps joy and blessing in my life (and a solid amount of chaos and growling sounds) every single day, and I’m glad to introduce them to you.

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