Thursday, November 22, 2012


This year has been one for the books and when I think back on what I'm most thankful for, one thing instantly comes to mind --- our baby girl, Charlotte.

When we first decided to expand our family, it was fun to dream of the future.
When we were told we were pregnant, excitement was one of our top emotions.
When we first heard our baby's heartbeat, everything felt more real.
When we first saw our baby via ultrasound, we began to imagine the life ahead of us.
And, unfortunately, in an instant, our life changed with news of complications and nothing we ever envisioned was now becoming our reality. 

Back then {around 19-20 weeks}, it felt like all the odds were against her and even now, 3 weeks out from her debut, there are still concerns they won't have answers for until she's here, but I feel like I can sit here today and tell you all how thankful I am that I got to carry her this long & provide the safest place for her to grow regardless of what her future holds.  And that is what I am holding on to this Thanksgiving.

I have to also throw out a quick, but heartfelt, 'thank you' to our family + friends who have cried, rejoiced, and prayed with us this year and who I know will keep doing the same as long as we need them to.  We love you!

What are you thankful for this year?

Check out our past thankful posts: 2011, 2010, 2009


  1. She is SO beautiful!! Praying for you. Thankful for your faith and the beautiful way you share with all of us. Much love to all of you.

  2. Meaghan, what a beautiful post. Praying for you and your sweet, growing family.

    1. Thank you for your kind words & prayers, Lindsey!