I almost forgot that today is November- the day that I usually prepare myself and my family for the tough month ahead. It was November 2007 when I went home to be with my dad during his last weeks of life. It was a beautiful, yet heartbreaking time. He ended up passing away on November 30th. Every November since has been very dark for me. I always try to combat the sadness with an extra effort to talk about all my blessings. This year, it is not tough to find. We are counting down the days until November 9th- when we find out whether or not we are having a boy or a girl!
So, today, I am thankful for this little unborn baby. He/She has already brought a lot of extra love in our home. The kids talk about the baby a lot and what they will teach him/her. Emily wants the baby to share a room with her. Bryce said he wants to teach the baby math and sports. I am confident that my dad took care of this special spirit for the last 5 years while we have been preparing to be ready for another one. I was never able to give up on one more. After the miscarriage, I thought maybe it was time to move on. I am glad I was never able to give up.
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