It’s been quiet here the past couple weeks, and for good reason! I have hardly been able to muster the energy to keep my family fed and sane, let alone make time for additional activities. Truth be told … I have been exhausted!
The reason is a good one, indeed! We’re expecting baby number 4!
I made the announcement public on Instagram recently, so if you follow me there, you may have already heard. But I wanted to share the good news here too; I wanted to share our joy with you and give you a little glimpse at a quick photo shoot we arranged to tell friends and family.
Truth be told, I know having four children is going to be challenging. I know the demands on my husband and I are going to multiply, and I know this new little life will stretch us and mold us in ways yet unseen. Every time you add a child to your family, there is a learning phase, a season of growing and stretching as the baby fills spaces in your heart you barely knew existed. I know it will be the same with this one. I know there will be long nights and early mornings; there will likely be a few tears as we all adjust to the new normal, and I suspect I will have moments where I feel small and insignificant, times when the endless diapers and round-the-clock feedings are hard and the sacrifices feel a bit unseen. That’s often part of motherhood during these fleeting little years.
But I also realize how immensely blessed we are to be welcoming another little baby into our family. Truth be told, we weren’t planning, and yet God knew. In some ways I can’t believe it, and in other ways it feels undeniably natural, like this is the family God has intended for us all along.
Please pray for us during these next months as we prepare to welcome this new little baby into our family. We have a lot of changes coming up, in addition to the demands of part-time homeschooling, the logistics of running a household, the requirements of three kids seven and under, and the plans I have for this little space. Juggling it all could prove to be quite the challenge, and yet more importantly, I want to ensure that I am slowing down a bit to savor this season of preparation.
Thank you for your continued support here! Your readership and your comments always encourage me and buoy my heart. I look forward to sharing more with you as we journey towards becoming a family of 6!
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