TO OUR VILLAGE

The days are long, but time really does fly.
Madelyn is 1 month today! We've kept a little human alive for 1 month, guys!

This past month has been really challenging for sure. Many days I don't think I will be making it to the next. During some of our worst days we have to keep telling ourselves to take it hour by hour, minute by minute. I'm forever grateful to the mamas, brothers, and sisters out there who have constantly checked up on us and listened to us as we cried, vented, and struggled.

We seriously couldn't have made it through this month without our village. You know the phrase "it takes a village to raise a child?" Well, I feel like our village has raised US, the parents, this past month.

These pictures below are snapshots of meals that have been sent to us on almost a daily basis (and there are meals not even posted here!). Friends all over Chicago, California, Minnesota, and Seattle have sent us meals and we have truly been so blessed by you all. Thank you again for giving us one less thing to think about and allowing us to give our full attention to Maddy. Every time we think about your kindness, we are left speechless. When Maddy grows older, we will remind her of this village that has supported us and teach her how to be like you all. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Maddy is so lucky to have so many role models to look up to.