currently thankful for, amazed by, proud of myself for, looking forward to…
On May 24, 2021, at 7:19 AM, we welcomed Gabriel Andrés Decker into the world.
Not even a year old and, in my dangerous thought traps, my child would turn into a recluse – FOREVER. While I may have been a little nervous as a first time mom, I’m incredibly thankful that we’ve had so much uninterrupted time watching Elías develop right before our eyes. What’s an unexpected blessing you experienced and/or received during pandemic quarantine?
November provided me the opportunity to gain perspective in three key areas of my identity: motherhood, teacher, and writer.
It was my assumption that I’d become a mom the day my baby was placed in my arms. However, I was in love, fiercely protective, and beaming with pride the moment it was confirmed that a little human was being formed inside me. It was unbelievable how deeply I felt for someone I had not met yet.