Before I had children I just didn’t get it.
I knew I would always want to be a parent but I had no idea exactly what that meant.
And then I found out I was infertile and my world changed.
I became a woman that I didn’t ever think I would be.
I was sad.
I was empty.
I was childless.
Thankfully I was married to a great man…..
But there were some dark days on our journey to parenthood.
And then there was Jake.
And now there is Brooke.
Eight years it took for us to get here.
I can hardly believe it’s true.
There were days where despite all my efforts I had doubts this process would ever end.
But now it has……
As we celebrate this Thanksgiving— our little family has so much to be thankful for.
We are finally all together.
I can barely say the words “Happy Thanksgiving” without tearing up.
And I know tomorrow when we say Thanksgiving Grace that I will cry quietly in my seat.
I just won’t be able to help it.
I am so grateful for these two children.
And now, I understand completely what parenthood is all about.
They are my world.
To my readers who are still struggling to build their families—I am still here with you.
I will never leave.
I will never forget the road I have traveled—you can be sure of that—and I intend to do everything within my power to make this road better for the people behind me.
That’s a promise.