I know I have been ignoring you and I am sorry. It's been a rough few months but I'm feeling better now and ready to get back to my painting and face the world again. You see, I was in this really dark spot for a while and just needed a break. In June, TJ and I found out we were expecting another baby! We were so excited and started planning right away...it was hard to imagine Leila would have a little brother or sister so soon. Our first appointment arrived and things didn't go quite as we imagined. Our baby wasn't growing as should be expected. We had to wait another two weeks for another sonogram. Two weeks slowly passed...our baby had not grown. Unfortunately we had a miscarriage.
I wasn't sure if I should talk about it...it is something so private. But, the more I thought about it the more I thought it is nothing to be ashamed of. Miscarriages are all too common, yet rarely spoken of. And, for that matter, the fact that I went through a depression for several weeks after...really is perfectly normal. And, it's ok to say "I need a break, I need help."
Thank goodness for our wonderful family. They helped us through such a trying time. It showed us that family really is your backbone when life throws you your hardest punches.
So, here I am...I'm back! Thanks for sticking by me...can't wait to paint my heart out!
For more information on miscarriages go here.