The past year and a half have brought a lot of ups and downs in our life. Some of the ups have been my new sister-in-law who married my brother back in March.
Not only did I have my first baby but my sister had her sixth! My sweet nephew was born one week before my own baby. We love that they are instant best friends and will get to grow up together!
As I said, some very heartbreaking tragedy also hit our family. This past summer we lost my almost two-year-old nephew, Jack, to an accidental drowning. It has been very hard on our family to have lost him but has also brought about healing for many wounds that had been opened. We've come together closer as a family and love each other more fiercely than before. We miss him everyday and will always think about him smiling down on us.
I believe that this new year will bring many exciting and challenging experiences for my family. As we continue to heal from the loss of Jack, I hope that we will be able to enjoy the beauty that surrounds our family and home. I'm excited to blog again and hope you'll enjoy reading about all of the wonderful things that we will accomplish this year.
Happy New Year from our family to yours!