I took these pictures back in September when I was supposed to have been due with Asher. I have a big calendar on my desk at work which I happily wrote his expected birthday the moment I was given a due date by my OB.
...so much better. I just happened to have this picture tacked up on my bulletin board at work and it was just the right size. I have to admit though, there was a pile on my desk most of the September...not purposely, perhaps subconsciously. Thank goodness I didn't have a 2012 calendar during the summer so I don't have to repeat all this in February.
While a big part of me is happy to see 2011 and it's associated sorrow pass, another part of me knows that I have a lot to be thankful for. Two happy and healthy children who celebrated another birthday, the strengthening of our marriage, family and friends who love us so much and take such good care of us, jobs that help provide for our little family, the hope associated with Samuel attending school, and a loving Savior who gave up so much so that He could promise us that we will see our babies again.
Here's to 2012...it's got to be better, right?