Hi, friends! I wanted to pop in today to let you know that I am signing off for the year and to wish you happy holidays from us! While I could do a recap of projects as I used to, I wanted to keep this brief and just talk about the heart of the matter. If you’ve been with me from the beginning of 2017, you know that it’s been a year full of ups and downs and today, I want to extend a huge heartfelt thank you to all of you for getting me through this year.
From the months of March through August I lost 3 pregnancies, one right after another. Words can’t express that kind of grief or the feelings of inadequacy one is left to feel. I wondered what I was doing wrong and why I wasn’t healthy enough to carry a pregnancy. I have mentioned before that my family was my rock through all of that and their physical and emotional support, their hugs and their sharing of my sadness helped me immensely. Today, however, I want to take a moment to thank you, dear reader, because you were also a rock to me, whether you know it or not.
I stepped away from the blog in the summer to spend time with my family and get my own bearings in again. At the onset of summer, I felt lost, and my own inner compass had no clear north pole. By the end of the summer, I forced myself back to the blog, and dragged my feet back into Sweet Clover as a vendor. To be perfectly honest with you, I wasn’t excited about either prospect, but I knew I needed to start just moving forward by putting one foot in front of the other. With my return to the blog and Sweet Clover, you all cheered me on and inspired me to be excited about it again. IN little time, I found that your excitement for me was contagious and I was once again thrilled about opportunities that lay ahead.
Lastly, right around that time, literally seconds after I had given up trying for a third baby, come back to the blog and back to Sweet Clover, we discovered that our own miracle had happened. Today I am almost 5 months along and growing a healthy baby boy who we are all so anxious to meet in 2018. I plan to share more of that story in the coming year… today I just wanted to keep it short and sweet and express my sincere gratitude for your cheers, friendship, and support.
I don’t know what the future holds, but I know that with family, friends, and you by my side, everything will be OK.
From our family to you and yours, we wish you the warmest, merriest, happiest of holidays. May yours be full of love, laughter, and all the wine that I can’t drink. 😉
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