It's been a while since I've been on here. I still read other blogs and keep up with yall. But I just haven't made time to sit down and write. I'm not even really sure what to write about anymore, honestly. I want to write. I want to keep this place alive. But I'm not in the same place anymore, and I'm not quite sure what direction to take things on here.
A lot of big things are happening this year. I'm excited, but suddenly feeling pretty overwhelmed.
My Stillbirth Doula certification will be complete in February/March.
My first series of childbirth classes starts in March. I guess that's not really a big thing, but I'm pretty nervous about it.
College graduation is in May. I was the first person in my family to graduate from high school and the first to even be able to go to college. Then I got burned out and dropped out. Then I joined the Navy. Now I'm right there at the finish line. I will finally have a degree!
We are expecting baby #4 in July. I'm not even sure what to say about this yet. So overwhelming in its own.
Marshall will be 2 in August. Two! Again, that's not such a "big" thing. But the realization of how far we have come is pretty powerful.
Our wedding is set for September. We've put it off for so long so that our families could be there. Now four years and four babies later, it's finally happening.
We are also hoping to buy our first house this year. We are trying to figure out putting up a backyard fence, setting up a garden, and renovating the basement....all while juggling everything else and getting ready for another baby in the house.
I remember posting a long time ago about how I was so disappointed when the hospital on the island wouldn't let me donate our Lilly's Dream memories boxes. Then when I got pregnant with Marshall, I had to put it aside because it was just too much at the time. It's been too hard to keep up with all the legal requirements of the non-profit stuff, especially with being in a different state now. So I had Lilly's Dream dissolved. I worked really hard to pull that project together, so it was really painful to let it go. But I had already been looking at taking the project in a different direction, so I know it was really for the best. I really can't devote much of myself to it right now anyway. I'll be sending a lot of what I have to Crystal over at You Are My Child for her next set of memory boxes. I'm excited to help her project grow.
I guess that's all for now. Stay lovely!