The Difference a Year Makes

It's almost Christmas time! As I sit here and look at my slightly neglected blog - sorry, blame the baby! - the tree is flickering in the background and the decorations are up.. I keep thinking about what a year it's been.

This time last year, I was in a bad place. I was excited for the season, because I adore experiencing it through Georgia's eyes, but I was completely ready for the year to be over. I had just had my third miscarriage, and we were no closer to expanding our family. I spent December exploring other options for us, and my hopes were very low.

Little did I know that just the following month, we would see another positive pregnancy test, one that would stay, and grow, and develop into the tiny human who is snoring in her bouncer at my feet.

This Christmas, our family grew by two feet. This beautiful girl, she's the miracle I dreamed for last year - a sidekick for Georgia, a partner in crime. Claire is a gift, that's for sure. I'm so excited to be here.

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Nellie said...

So beautiful and heartwarming to see and hear your happiness. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas xxxx

doahleigh said...

It still amazes me to reflect on your story. In hindsight I'm sure it was all worth it, but I know, without the clarity of knowing it will eventually work out, those times were incredibly tough. I'm so happy you made it to this side of things!

Feisty Harriet said...

Your two girls make me so so happy. Dah! Love.


Cassie Dash said...

First Christmases are so special. I'm really glad you got your miracle this year!

Katelin said...

Love, love, love. This makes me so happy. Merry Christmas Aly! xo

Lisa C said...

I'm so happy for y'all!!

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