I’m back…after almost a year’s absence, and now expecting our third child this summer. I’m not sure why I felt a sudden need to return to writing. I suspect that there is something about new babies that stirs a need for community and communication in me. I know that the cold and ice and snow stir a longing for friendship that only those with dear friends in far away places understand. So here I stand…lonely, blessed, heaving with morning sickness, and filled with anticipation, potential, and the unknown.