Fall, Transition, A New Beginning and a Giveaway

I love fall.
For me it’s a time of reflection.
A time to look back over the last year.
To mourn losses,
embrace changes,
rejoice in new and old friendships.
This year has brought about many changes in my life.
It marked two years since Rags to Stitches, the blog and shop was born.
The launch of a new site and rebrand. (well shortly, the new site will be done soon)
It celebrated my 31st birthday,
my husbands 28th birthday (a story for another day),
my daughter’s 3rd birthday,
and my son’s 2nd birthday.
It reminded me of how thankful I am for my family.
It was also the year that my husband and I decided that we were not going to have any more babies.
I thought I would struggle with this, but God is a God of peace and I’m at complete peace about this.
We believe God has given us our special family of four and we are looking forward to fostering the love we have for each other and our children.
This year has taught me a lot about who I am and who I want to be.
I am…
first and foremost a daughter of the most high God, created to serve Him.
A wife,
a mom,
a daughter,
a sister,
and, of course, a blogger.
This blog has meant the world to me. It’s been a journey, an escape, a learning curve, but mostly an amazing documentation of my children’s lives.
It has birthed some amazing friendships,
and for that I am so grateful!
Now as I look to the future I’m so excited for where this blog is going.
I’m excited to continue to get to know each one of you better.
And I’m mostly excited to begin sharing more of my life with you.
You never know, my love story might pop in there in the next year. 😉

What has been the best part of the last year for you?

Outfit:
Flannel Shirt: Anthropologie
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