Reflections on the Year

I always pause to reflect and write on the close of the year.  I used to set goals for myself, resolutions, and then look back and year and and see how I did.  Headed into 2016 and 2017, I had only one thought: to have a healthy pregnancy and bring a baby home.  It was inconceivable to me in 2016 that I would lose Iris, after having lost Nelle only a few months before, but there it was and I headed into another year with the same, singular thought in 2017.  It occurred to me that I would have had a similar thought headed into 2015, thinking about becoming pregnant that year.  It never occurred to me back then that I needed to specify “and have a healthy pregnancy and actually bring my baby home.” Continue reading