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45. 20. 6. 4. 13. 11. So many numbers on this mama’s mind!

An app I’m testing out, tells me that 45 days ago my daughter was born. 45 days ago, five weeks early we got a wonderful eight pound surprise in a perfectly healthy little Mermaid Warrior. June 20th, last year, was a day when my heart broke as I endured my second miscarriage followed by necessary surgery. Six is the number of times I’ve been pregnant. Four is the number of live children I have. Thirteen is the quantity of years my world has revolved around my Enginerd, and eleven is the number of years that I have legally called him mine. It seems that for many months, I have meant to sit down and write this post. Yet I kept keeping myself back. It’s personal. It’s not full of photos. It probably won’t get a single comment. But isn’t that why we started blogging in the first place, back when, to share our. . .

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In the Arms of an Angel (top) #xstitch

I just live the #crossstitch #conversion I did on her hair from #blonde to #brunette. She is truly turning out #beautiful. #xstitch #crossstitchaddict #wip #xstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #lavenderandlace #inthearmsofanangel #miscarriage #kreinik #dmc #jobelan #28count #craftblogger from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2cxgQBk

“In the Arms of an Angel” #xstitch #WIP

Hair and skin is complete on angel and baby as of today. Now to work on her dress. “In the Arms of an Angel” Lavender & Lace designed by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum. Stitched on 28ct Wichelt Morning Dew Jobelan. 2×2. Skin 1×1. Stitched and hair color conversion by Margaret Chind, Creative Madness Mama. #xstitch #crossstitch #embroidery #sewing #needle #angel #mood #miscarriage #lavenderandlace #jobelan #28count #morningdew #crossstitchersofinstagram #xstitchersofinstagram #stitchmaynia #pointdecroix from Instagram: http://ift.tt/293PFMs

It’s been nine days since my miscarriage…

Hi all. I’m not ready to come back to the internet. I’m not ready to return to my blog. I’m pretty sure I’m not ready to pour out all my emotions. I’m not sure if I’m ready to share my thoughts. I owe you some reviews through the TOS Crew. (LearnBop, MySchoolYear, Veritas Press Online Self-Paced Bible.)  Until I can get them from page to post, please feel free to read the crew reviews. I also owe you a few book reviews. Know that I am enjoying Sarah Sundin and Michelle Moran as per usual as a one statement recommend their latest reads. Reviews to come. I need the fog to lift a little more first. Pretty much the only online interaction from me is sporatic updates from instagram across the social networks sharing progress on my “In the Arms of an Angel” cross stitch Lavender & Lace piece which. . .

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It’s been 2 years since my miscarriage.

It’s been 2 years, 9 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days since I had a first-trimester miscarriage that was diagnosed as a blighted ovum and ended in bleeding and a necessary D&C surgery. Why would I remind you? Why would I dwell on it and bring it up again? Well… I’ve been a little quiet around here lately. Pretty much my only social online interaction has been my stitch therapy sharing progress updates on my WIPs and new starts. Now I’ll tell you the reason why. I’m pregnant! Well, sorta. After we got married we tried for two years without success to get pregnant, but were finally blessed with AppleBlossom in 2009. Just as soon as we wanted we gave her the Princess for a little sister in 2011. When we first started trying again, we had a miscarriage in 2013. However, that angel baby was followed by our very. . .

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Oh it’s just Tuesday.

When was the last time when I got excited about going to my computer and writing a blog post or anything on my computer for that matter? I couldn’t tell ya, but I do know it has been a long while. Interesting things about life:   My absolute favorite glassware was a random $1 piece from and end-cap in Kroger one spring and I’ll probably never see it again so I have two goblets I adore with beautiful blue flowers and I think the world might end if one breaks. If I ever found this again, or knew about it the first time around I’d buy more than a dozen (goblets, straight glasses, whatever – I love it). I read blogs now through a Feedly app on my Kindle Fire (I’m not even going to put an affiliate link, because those are causing me irritation these days. However if by. . .

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