Just over three years ago, I posted a semi-apologetic update of my previous year because I had neglected to write anything during that time. However, it has now been three years since I last posted and I don't even feel guilty. I don't feel guilty because I've been quite busy!
April 2013 - Brandon and I became foster parents to a relative's baby. This was unexpected and we didn't have but a couple days to prepare. He stayed with us for about six weeks before returning home. Also, my nephew who was mentioned as likely to be a preemie was born completely healthy and only a couple days before his due date.
May 2013 - We got married!! While on our honeymoon we only ate at new restaurants, watched new-to-us movies (it rained a lot), and enjoyed activities that at least one of us had never experienced, such as horseback riding (a first for him) and getting tattoos (a first for me).
May 2014 - We celebrated our one-year anniversary on a Friday and welcomed our son on Sunday! It was an exhausting and exciting weekend for us!
May 2015 - A few days before our son's first birthday, I left my full-time job to make raising him a priority. There have been hard days, of course, but he is so worth it. I am very happy to be able to spend my days with this sweet, little miracle who adores me.
As you can imagine, becoming a mother has kept me quite busy, but today I finally got an opportunity while both husband and son were napping to sit down and start writing again. I've been working on a book which I may or may not ever finish for many years now and also have decided to start writing about a new experience that I'm going through - gestational surrogacy. Currently, I am 34 weeks pregnant with a healthy, strong boy who will travel home with his biological family once released from the hospital. It's been an interesting journey thus far, but rewarding in that I know that I'm making the impossible possible for his mother.