There have been many reasons, one being that so much has happened, I do not really know where to begin. I went through a very dark period this winter and I'm not sure what to share, how to process it with words. I birthed another baby girl, and she is in my arms most of the day (and used to be most of the night) so having two hands to type was impossible. We have celebrated birthdays, family visiting from away and 9 years of marriage. We made a decision about schooling for Charlotte. I wasn't sure where to start!
If you can believe it, all three girls are sleeping right now! This is so completely unusual, I wasn't sure what to do! Sleep would be so, so amazing, or I am reading a fabulous book right now for book club so curling up with a book sounds very pleasant! Instead I washed a load of dishes while making tea and sat down, read some e-mails. Then I came upon that post and I realized what I really needed to do with this silence, was write. To fling my words out there, as exhausted and incoherent as they might be.
Our family of five, coming home from the hospital. Our precious baby girl, Audrey, was born extremely fast, at home in our bathroom. (I will tell the story another time!) She is incredible, so alert and awake, and so very loved.
She has grown so much! Two months old now. The three of us enjoyed a couple of hours out celebrating 9 years of marriage! (Wow, did I just write 9 years....?!)
These 9 years have been full of joy and love, with some sorrow and struggle. I am grateful we get to keep walking it out together.
My first baby? She just turned 5, with a rock star birthday party, complete with stage, mics and amps and an incredible amount of fun. Can I believe it? Hardly.
These photos are just a quick snapshot, but hopefully enough to throw me back into writing again. Because I think I have a lot to say and just needed a way to start.