This year we decided to carve some pumpkins for Finn and our trick-or-treaters to enjoy. We bought three, naturally, one for each of us. I brought out the step ladder and Finn climbed right up eager to help, so I grabbed the camera, and remembered the matching aprons I bought many, many years ago for Josh and our future child. Much to my delight, the apron (mostly) fit – and I proudly snapped photos to remember the moment forever.
I snapped a few with my phone to share on Instagram, and as I was adding the image to my feed, it hit me and I started crying… I purchased these aprons eight years ago when Josh and I were so hopeful to begin a family and I’ve saved them all these years just knowing in my heart that I would someday get to use them. Those faces in that last picture above were worth every second of heartache and loss I went through to get here and it will serve as a constant reminder to me to never stop hoping and praying for the things that seem impossible.
I am forever grateful for this little boy and the family who made our little family possible.