Towards the end of 2009 I could feel that a change was coming. I knew this year would be different. I knew that something big was about to happen. Still, if I had been told what that 'something' was, I don't know that I would have believed it. I guess that is the conundrum of life -- untangling choices, relationships, surprises, and challenges and making it all work.
In February on my 35th birthday I was given the best gift anyone could receive: a baby. That's right. Somewhere between the magic of whiskey, friends, music and love, a baby girl was made on the exact anniversary of my birth. It was March before I suspected anything and April before we told anyone. Yet since the moment we found out, we have never looked back. Little Lucy will be here in October and I can't wait to meet her. In less than a month I will be holding this sweet little angel in my arms.
The past eight months have been some of the most challenging times in my life. Events both related to and not related to being pregnant have impacted my life significantly. It would be impossible to describe. It's like I recently told one of my friends, I wake up some mornings wondering how I got myself into this mess. The rest of the mornings, I feel extraordinarily blessed to have my life.