I’m still here

My three-month break from blogging wasn’t planned. That’s why I never had the chance to post a note explaining my absence. I was always on the verge of posting an update. Tomorrow. Next week. Any day now. Soon.

It started with good news. Shortly after my last post in August, I found out we were expecting another baby. We were elated. Then came the fatigue, the morning sickness, the aches and pains. All of that added to a rigorous teaching schedule and a 21-month-old gave me little time for anything else — not even this blog that I missed so much.

Unfortunately, our good news was followed by heartbreak. At our first ultrasound at 10 weeks, there was no heartbeat. I had a miscarriage at the end of October.

It was painful and sad, but now a month later I’m doing much better. We’re preparing to celebrate Judah’s second birthday (TWO!), and I’m reminding myself daily just how much I have to be thankful for.

Long story short, I miss you guys. I miss this space. I’m not going anywhere anytime soon. I love this blog too much to give it up completely. I hope to start posting regularly again, and I hope that some of my readers have stuck around during my extended break.

To those of you who emailed me, thank you. Your concern means the world to me. All is well. Obla-di Obla-da, life goes on.

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10 thoughts on “I’m still here

  1. cheryl

    Oh, I am so sorry to hear of your heartbreak. :( I will be here waiting when you are ready to start posting again. I love your blog. Thank you for sharing with us!

  2. Haley

    Oh, Karen — I’m so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    While you were away, I continued to find use in old posts — thank you!

  3. Ida

    I’m so sorry! I had a miscarriage a few weeks ago at 12 weeks. It sucks and is heartbreaking. Glad you’re back!

  4. Kayla

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    I’m looking forward to new posts when you are ready! :)

  5. m

    So sorry to hear of your loss. It is a heartbreak and a loss. You will never forget, but you may still have the chance to expand your family if that is your dream. Hang in..

  6. Hannelene

    Oh, I’m so sorry. There is just nothing to say or do but to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I always keep your blog in my list, and was hoping you’d come back to it.

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