Years that Answer

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston

I first heard this quote when I had plenty of questions of my own: What am I doing with my life? Will we ever get out of this childless rut we find ourselves in? What are we working so hard for? Are you still a dog mom when you no longer have a dog? There were years where those questions plagued me and I had no answers.

Now, as I write this and wait for my daughter to decide when she wants to be born, I feel like 2018 and 2019 have been years full of answers. Not necessarily answers to the questions I had before, because the questions have changed with my circumstances. But I can say with certainty that the pain – physical, emotional, and deep in my soul – was worth it to be where we are now. (Sidenote: as you’re reading this, “where we are now” could be the hospital.)

There are years that ask questions and years that answer. The answers I’ve received have not been to the questions I asked so many times. The answers have come in the form of the little people who have made us parents and made our family what it is today. I feel like I have all the answers I need right now. My heart is full of answers.

Coincidentally, I’m currently away with my answers until mid-November as I recuperate and we find our new normal. I have some blog posts scheduled for the next few weeks that will pair nicely with a series I’ve written for my email subscribers, entitled “How to Create a Personalized Baby Nursery Gallery (That Grows with Them).” If you’re not currently an email subscriber but would like to get in on the gallery-creating action, you can sign up here. The series starts next Tuesday!

Years that answer