Okay, it’s about time that I write about what I’ll be doing next year. But this announcement also comes with an apology.
I am currently half way through a pregnancy and will be spending most of my time being a mother next year. We are excited to be growing our family in this way, with a good dose of nervous thrown in too! (This is why we won’t have as much space in our house next year.)
The baby is due at the end of February, the 29th to be exact (though babies are rarely exact). J is quite excited about that due date, seeing as it’s a leap year, but I’m glad that only about 4% of babies are born on their due date. The poor child would only get a ‘real’ birthday every four years!
My apology is this: for those of you who struggle with childlessness, I am sorry. I am sorry for the pain that this announcement may cause you, and I am sorry for the pain you have already gone through and are going through as you seek to answer your good desire to have children, be they biological or adopted. I don’t have any answers and there is nothing that I can say to lessen your pain. Our desire to be sensitive to you is part of the reason why this announcement has taken so long to happen online. We wanted to be sensitive to you and not make a big online announcement. You are not forgotten by us. We love you, and so does our creator God. We long for the day that we can celebrate new life with you.