There's something to be said about the end of a year. It's like ending a chapter, not finishing a book... there's always another chapter ahead but when you finish that chapter you take everything you've learned from it and carry it forward in your story.
2017 taught me a myriad of things that I'll forever carry forward in my heart. We created indescribable relationships, met incredible families, and formed ever lasting bonds with some very, very special people. We took adventures, we discovered new found joys, and we learned what works for us and what doesn't in this new role as parents. We learned about ourselves, and about one another as parents, husband and wife, and as individuals.
We experienced highs and lows, we rejoiced in milestones, and fought frustration in set backs. We mourned for friends, and we celebrated with friends.
And we experienced some pretty incredible highlights.
Last year at midnight we were driving home from the NICU during a blizzard after saying goodnight to Hazel... this year she is home with us and we will be celebrating with a turkey dinner, and a cozy night in!
Happy New Year to you all, and THANK YOU from my heart for following our journey! 2017 brought some amazing things (it will be hard to beat bringing Hazel home!) BUT 2018 is already shaping up to have some incredibly memorable moments!