Even though we are well into the Christmas season, I still wanted to back track a little to November before I forget. On November 18th, the ladies in our small group spent some time loving on Savannah and I. We had a nice meal together and were prayed over, and then I opened some gifts! It was a nice way to celebrate our little girl in a smaller, more intimate setting. In all honesty, this has been such a nerve-racking pregnancy, I just wasn’t up to a big shower for our little girl before she arrived. But, don’t fear, we’re planning to do a “Meet Savannah” party once she’s here so we can celebrate our miracle with all of you!! The ladies in the picture (minus one who was sick that night) below have been such an incredible support to us during our grief as well as this pregnancy (in addition to the many many others of you!). Thank you so much, ladies! Words can’t express my appreciation!
Just a week later was Thanksgiving! My family from Baltimore came down to Richmond, so Kevin and I spent a lot of time over at my grandmother’s house visiting with them. It was a nice day but boy what a difference a year makes. Last year was tough, no doubt, and it’s remarkable to think about how far we have come since Thanksgiving last year. We don’t miss our little boy any less, but the Lord has restored our joy and we remember him with more fondness than the deep, deep heartbreak that we once did. I can’t help but think of what life would have been like with him at the table on Thanksgiving, but I am content in knowing he enjoyed the best banquet table of all in heaven! I did make a quick stop over to the cemetary – one of my college friends gave us some decorations that I was able to add to the fall flowers I already had. Thanks for the thoughtful gesture, O!
On a totally different note, I realized I have forgotten to mention some exciting news in my family – my older sister is expecting little boy in March! I held off in sharing out of respect for her privacy, but once I got the okay from her to mention it here, I just completely forgot! Anyway, after experiencing her own struggle with infertility as well as a miscarriage this past spring, we are thrilled to be having 2 additions to our family just a couple of month apart (my 6 year old niece MacKenzie will have her work cut out for her)! Please pray for continued health for my little nephew and for peace for my sister.