I wrote this post one year after this photo was taken:
Today is three years since that photo was taken. I am less emotional about seeing this than I was the first year after, but this anniversary still brings a lump into my throat. It makes me reflective and grateful. Anna’s birth was profound and life-altering. It also marked the beginning of the greatest challenge I’ve faced in my life so far. Three years after Anna’s birth, I feel grounded again. I feel ready to start an exercise routine; I am able to stay up late and watch movies with my husband and not feel ill the next day–because I sleep at night, because I know how to live with two children instead of one, because there is room for me now. Life is comfortable. I like it that way.