We are so sad to say that we had a miscarriage over the weekend. Even at just 7 weeks pregnant, it's amazing how much you love your tiny baby already, and are devastated to learn of anything wrong. It has been a very emotional time of loss coming at the same weekend of the anniversary of Joel's brother Zach's death. We know that God's timing is perfect, but it's sure hard to understand sometimes! Losing our baby has sure made me realize what a miracle Camden is. His precious smile definitely brought tears as we came home from the doctor with bad news yesterday. He is such a source of joy for us and I am SOOO blessed and thankful to be his mommy. Thank you Lord, for the miracle of life you've already blessed us with.
Yesterday also marked 13 years of "togetherness" for Joel and me. How crazy is that??!?!?! I can't believe that 1/2 of my life I've spent loving the same boy. Joel, you have exceeded every expectation I had of a husband. You have been an incredible Christian leader of our home and continue to challenge me to trust in God's direction for our lives. We've shared our happiest days and saddest days and I can't imagine walking through life with anyone else. I can't wait to see what the next 13 years holds!
We will continue to hold tight to the truth that God has a plan for our family, and trust that He will work things out for the good, even if it means hurting a little right now. Thanks so much for the prayers and kind words we've already received from lots of you! We have the BEST family and friends. I am confident that life will return to normal very soon and we'll have more pictures to post of our busy little guy!