Pondering and practicing the Gospel. Learning as we go.
I’ve been trying to sit down and write this in increments for two months now, though I haven’t tried too hard since, one, taking care of a newborn is the most challenging thing I’ve ever done, and two, my labor and delivery of Iva Jane was so smooth and uneventful it kind of seems boring from an outside perspective. But I also believe that every … Continue reading Birth Story (& Photos)
Our pastor in Virginia told us a few weeks ago, “There is no ‘tired’ like ‘new parent tired.’” Add a sudden cross-country move and a global pandemic on top of that, and the result is a complicated mix of tired, angsty, lonely, and generally just stretched. I think stretched in particular describes most of what I have felt for the past two months, both in … Continue reading Moving, Motherhood, and Other Hard Things
Along with the rest of the world, we Hagemans are trying to figure out what life is supposed to look like in the midst of a pandemic (as well as the arrival of a newborn). We had been planning to move to Colorado in April of 2020 from northern Virginia since last summer; but as the situation with COVID-19 began to carry more implications on … Continue reading Update . . . From Kansas | 4/24/2020
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