Thursday, November 28, 2013

Truly Thankful.

I sit here on the couch with a sweet baby boy falling asleep on my chest while my husband cleans up the leftover Thanksgiving meal after having prepared the whole feast. Wow, grateful.

My head fills with the memories of the meals we shared with each of our families last week and the love that we share. Grateful.

I'm thankful for a year of new beginnings. For a year of life. Shedding my anxiety-ridden state of last fall, creating and growing new life, and then fostering that life now that he is outside of myself. It's been my heart's desire since I can remember to be a mother and this year it came to fruition.

Ian at two weeks.
Though there are times that are hard, cries that are inconsolable, and shirts covered in spit-up and we don't know what the next months or next year holds for residency and moving, there's so much peace about this season of my life. I am where I am supposed to be. The giggles, the smiles, and the comfort he shows when returned to my arms are constant affirmations of this truth.

I'm grateful to have Jim as my partner in this parenthood journey. And grateful he supports and encourages me to be at home with our boy.

Photo-bombed, but it's now my favorite belly picture!

I'm thankful to all of our family and friends who have supported us as we've embarked on this new endeavor. Many with meals, cards, packages, emails, phone calls, messages, and texts. Thank you for walking with us in this life. We are incredibly grateful.
The three of us. Yep, Ian's in there sleeping!
I'm moved to tears in thanksgiving.


  1. I love you Käthe and this post! I'm grateful that your life is going so well and that precious Ian is here to enrich it. This is the best belly picture I've ever seen. Love to all three of you!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Awesome belly photo! So unbelievable that our bodies do that!! I'm thankful for the extra time we had together this fall...what an awesome gift!