A year ago yesterday, we saw a baby – swimming around. Heart beating. Perfectly healthy. Measuring right on track.
A year ago yesterday, we saw Joanna – the first time we could tell she had a cute, little nose. The first time I suspected she was indeed, a she.
A year ago yesterday, we told the world. Our Facebook announcement went live and the “likes” and comments started rolling in.
We were on top of the world.
I see a lot of people on social media posting pictures of their children, who are 1 or 2 or 3 or more. They compare a picture taken today, to a picture taken a year ago yesterday. And they say, “what a difference a year can make.”
True. This year made us parents. Made us loss parents. Gave us a daughter. Took her away. This year was the best we’d ever had, and the worst.
What a difference a year can make.