According to Blogger I have written 176 entries since that initial email. In the beginning, it was the responses to my posts that were my therapy but since that time it is the writing itself. That and running have become my outlet to manage the myriad of emotions that I continue to struggle with. Originally I had thought that I would try to write for a year but I now realize that I will continue for much longer than that. Not only does this blog help me to stay sane, it helps me to update friends and family around the world about how we're doing and it has become a piece of me that will be left to the girls one day.
Besides an ugly chest cold that I have been fighting this week we are all doing well. Tomorrow, I will be 30 weeks along and have no health complaints regarding the pregnancy. The baby seems to have flipped and I am now much more comfortable. The mild weather has kept us all busy outside the last few days. Today however, the wind picked up and the temperature dropped. We are expecting snow again but that really isn't much of a surprise around here. I am still hoping to get the seeds started indoors next week. I am trying to make a deal with the baby. I told her that I would plant the garden a week early this year if she promises to stay put. She has not responded however so she may be out there with me! : ) Oh well, despite the trying month ahead this little being continues to remind us that life is full of abundance and hope.
Love to you all,