When I started announcing my pregnancy one of my less tactful friends responded with, “Wow. You guys are starting over!” I guess that is one way of looking at it. It doesn’t happen to be the perspective that I am approaching this development with. The way I see it, I am holding on to something that has brought me 8 years of happiness so far in my life. Being a mom is the most important job that I have. And I like to think that my day job is pretty important too. Cory and I didn’t approach this decision lightly. We talked extensively about life, and about what we wanted our lives to look like 20, 30, 40 years from now. Babies are a lot of work. I don’t think anyone can deny that. But as one of five children, I also know that family is the most important thing in life. I won’t ever regret pulling back from the biggest projects at work in order to birth and nurse a third child, because this baby, just like my other two babies, is a vital part of my family, and my family is my life. So here is to starting over, and to growing the most fulfilling parts of our lives in 2014.
Maybe I will start posting on my blog too, as long as I am hitting restart.