Dear Avra, I can’t believe that today you are one year old! Where has the time gone? Tears are welling up in my eyes as I write these words and reflect on all that we have shared this year. So many wonderful memories—moments that I hope I will never forget.
On July 1st this summer, while most of the country was out celebrating Canada day and awaiting the fireworks, Ryan and I were moving our little family of three into an RV trailer out at Pleasantview Bible Camp. We would spend the next seven weeks directing camps for kids and teens, running the leaders in training program, and figuring out how to navigate life at camp with a baby.
There are so many things that nobody told me about the aftermath of giving birth and the first year of motherhood. Nobody told me that...
Make a list of ALL the things I have been grateful for this year? That would be impossible. I am so blessed. My heart is so full. I have so much to be incredibly grateful for. I couldn’t possibly write them all down, and I couldn’t possibly expect anyone to read the whole list if I did!
Sweet Avra, these are just a few of the ways that the intersection of our lives has changed me forever. You have, without a doubt, made the biggest impact on my life this year…
It’s been a tough week. Suddenly, out of no where, on Tuesday Avra just decided she was absolutely disinterested in napping. Not only that, but she also decided that it was going to be unacceptable for her to be in any other position than in mommy’s arms. All day. Constantly hungry and overly fussy, I … Continue reading Refusing to Refuse
From the moment I got pregnant, I had no end of experienced moms sharing all kinds of helpful information with me. One of the more intriguing tidbits I heard about repeatedly was that when it came time to give birth, the hospital would provide me with some disposable underwear that would simultaneously be the most … Continue reading New Year, New U …nderwear
I was looking up blog prompt ideas this morning, and one in particular asked, “What do you love about life right now?” The truth is, this has been a crazy emotional last few days. The hormones in my body must be raging out of control right now, because sometimes the tears just keep on coming … Continue reading What Do You Love About Life Right Now?