Kind of Like My Christmas Letter

Well friends,

Last Christmas I reflected on the differences between 2017 and 2018 as I spent much of 2018 telling the story of our 2017. This Christmas, I reflect on 2019, and introduce my project for 2020…

As my faithful followers should know, 2019 brought the pregnancy and birth of my son. I’ve danced back and forth on the decision of whether or not to share his story here and I find myself landing on the side of “do it” for the following reasons:

  • I think it’s only fair to him and me that I have the record for him that I have for my daughter, should he ever be interested in reading either his or his sister’s story.
  • While his story is much less eventful than his sister’s (praise the Lord), it is filled with emotions and thoughts I didn’t know existed until I went through a second pregnancy after such a riddled first pregnancy.

Even I struggle to imagine how this story will unfold in text. 2019 was hard for different reasons. We had surprises and scares. We experienced joy and anger. We rolled with punches, had our hearts ripped out, found redemption, questioned big things and, ultimately, became a family of four.

So here’s the plan for my 2020 project – Yes, I will be telling the story of my second pregnancy. We’ll call it the third installment after the pregnancy and preemie stories of 2017 told in 2018. But this particular chapter will be different. The posts will be fewer and farther between. I’ll do my best to crack open my heart and transparently share with you what this experience was like for me. I’ll continue to post book reviews, though my reading goal may not be as ambitious as this year. I’ll most likely throw in reminders about my March of Dimes fundraising, too. So 2020 will be a smorgasbord, but we’ve been there before…

Outside of the blog, I voraciously look forward to 2020. I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a great year and I pray it will be for you, too!

Merry Christmas and happy New Year!