It seems fitting that I begin any of my less-than-frequent blog posts lately with an apology. The intro is typically where I tell you how busy we’ve been or how sidetracked I’ve gotten with work or Finn or my success in developing a white chocolate chip cookie recipe with a texture hard enough to break records for Matt’s birthday this year.
The flavor was good, though!
So I suppose I should start this post by apologizing for my absence on the blog lately.
The truth is I thought this would be one of the easiest posts I would ever write. After all, I’ve written this post in my head more times than I can count over the past two years. Drafting the words and willing the opportunity to actually be able to put them into print (or in this case digital format) to finally share them with our friends and family.
If you’re starting to worry, stick with me as this story has a happy ending, but given the road that brought us here, I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention the challenges we faced along the way.
Because as many times as I prayed for this outcome, I faced the reality of another month where the only draft I had was an alternate version that involved all kinds of tests and ‘it will happens’ and doubt.
I wanted to share the struggles we experienced because I know how many other couples face them too. I wanted to share them because I knew there were so many more that would continue to struggle even after our prayers were answered.
But I couldn’t find the words.
How ironic that when the time finally came where we felt comfortable enough to share our good news, I still struggle to find the words to actually share it with you.
For those of you keeping track, you can go ahead and mark this down as one of the few times I was ever at a loss for words in my life.
Ok, let’s move on.
And don’t think I was the only one. A lot of folks get prayer credit for this blessing. Bonus points to my mom for including it in her Lenten journey this year.
So without further ado as I just totally buried the lead by making you read this far, Finn has some news he’d like to formally share with all of you.
Sure he may look excited in this photo, but that was only after we told him that he and the baby would share a love for frequent naps and meals.
Reality soon set in once he realized all the attention would no longer be focused on him on a daily basis.
We are overjoyed to be able to share our good news with all of you and we are looking forward to an exciting New Year. Thank you for your continued prayers. We can’t tell you how much it means to us to be surrounded by so much love.