A New Adventure for the New Year

We are thrilled to be headed on a new adventure this year: In mid-July my husband and I will welcome our second child!

A New Adventure for the New Year - Baby 2

As we bask in the joy of this knowledge, our daughter is busy learning how to correctly hold and love on a baby.

Amaris Learning How to Hold Doll

When I announced that I was pregnant with my daughter two years ago, I acknowledged that some of you would cringe at the news. I want to do that again today. Though most of you are able to rejoice with us, some of you feel pain because you are struggling with infertility or aching because of a loss. If this describes you, then please leave a brief comment below or send me an email (ofthehearth@gmail.com) and I’ll gladly pray for you.

I’m so pleased to have you all praising God with us for this new life!

Shared at the following link parties:

WholeHearted Wednesday, Monday’s Musings and The Art of Home-Making.


  1. Congratulations, and God bless you! I have not struggled with infertility, but my sister has. I know just how much she struggles to rejoice for others when they have news to share because it is a painful reminder of her own empty arms. It is SO thoughtful of you to pray for others at this time. If you don’t mind, add my sister to your prayer list. Her name is Candice. Thank you <3

  2. Congratulations! May God bless you and your family!

  3. Congratulations!!!! This is such wonderful news! I will be praying for all of you! 🙂

  4. Congratulations! Seems like so many women are pregnant this time of the year! I’ve seen so many announcements lately! I love the pictures of your daughter, so so funny! I hope your pregnancy is smooth!

  5. What beautiful news Shannon! May you and baby be healthy and strong!

    Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! 🙂

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