Take a breath and breathe it in

From the fullness of His grace we have received one blessing after another...
— John, friend of Jesus (John 1:16)
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And we are four. 

And we are family.

And my heart is so full it could burst.

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And we are blessed.

And eight years ago, Matt was a blue-eyed boy, flirting with me at a party.

And today we are raising two tiny men together.

And last week he held my heart and my hands and my head as I took breath after breath and let waves of contractions bring our second blessing into our arms.

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And where has eight years gone?

And who are we to have been given such blessings?

And who are we to raise these boys into men?

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And the weight of it, and the joy of it, and the beauty of it all is heavy in our home.