A Year in the Life (of Addie)

Addie is ONE. I am now the mom of a toddler. Is this real life?

A year ago my water broke at 5am…a month earlier than expected. That day was the start of our adventure into parenthood. We were catapulted into the world of fear, anxiety, hope, faith, worry, and joy that is parenthood. In those first eight days I have never felt God’s hand of protection and the love of family and friends more clearly. Over the past year Waring and I have been blessed more and more each day.

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When I was pregnant I did a lot of “research” so that hopefully I would have it all  figured out by the time Addie arrived. I found out rather quickly that I was COMPLETELY unprepared for this new adventure and I would have to depend on Christ to guide us (as well as really helpful family members). This year I have learned a lot, but most importantly I have learned that no amount of worrying or fear can help me raise Addie any better. This year and for the rest of our time together I want to live in the present, be genuine, be transparent, and strive love my husband, my little girl, my family, and my students the way Christ loves us.


Where did this year go? I am excited for the future and I love seeing her grow, but man I miss my baby. I am going to hold her a bit tighter tonight and try not to blink….

Happy First Birthday Addie!

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