A year ago I was newly pregnant and wanted to share it with the family. However, my older sister was also pregnant and wanted to share the news as well. So at thanksgiving we steared clear of hanging out with my family a lot so that she could enjoy the excitement of her new life growing inside. A lot of animosity had grown between us as I had been pregnant earlier in the fall, and she had been trying to get pregnant for some time but with no success. So when I ended up pregnant before her it caused a lot of anger between us and she had told me she just couldn't talk to me as it was too hard...fast forward about 4 weeks, I had a miscarriage and she just found out she was pregnant! So at thanksgiving she was ready to share the news as she was 17 weeks pregnant and very excited. I think I was about 5 weeks with my second pregnancy at thanksgiving, so I took the backseat and let her enjoy that time...
Between my miscarriage and her pregnancy lots of family disputes had happened and I was about as distant from my mom, dad, and both sisters as I had ever been.
Fast forward to today. Leslie's beautiful baby boy was born in April and is doing great. We all know how our story goes...however, the thing I have to be thankful for in all of this is how close my family has come through the last 4 months since Addie was born. Leslie and I talk atleast two to three times a week and my mom and I talk every day, usually multiple times a day. A year ago I was fearful of where my relationships with my family were headed, but the gracious God above new what He had in store for all of us. Little did we know.
So I am so excited for Thanksgiving this year. We have so much to be thankful for. Two beautiful babies, Corbett and Addie, and through those two new lives, I have restored relationships with my family. I am so thankful for both of my sisters and my parents. I don't think Zac and I could have made it through the last 4 months without their constant love and support. I will never forget the hug that my sister gave me when they came to visit us in the hopsital after Addie was born. It still makes me cry just thinking about it. It was if she was saying through her hug, I love you, the past is behind us and I am here with you and will be here with you through everything...God is so good.
This post may not make sence to you, but it does to me, and really this is what I needed this morning was to just get my thoughts out. I have so much to be thankful for. Zac and I have such a great family and they have just been so great over the last 4 months. We have so much to be thankful for this year.