Our second start to parenting was three and a half years later.
It was three and a half years later, in the Spring of 2014, that our second start to parenting began. Our oldest son, Ezra, was a surprise rainbow baby, after years of infertility, fertility treatments, and one miscarriage. After years of struggle and heartbreak, we were overwhelmed with gratitude and expectation to welcome our sweet boy into our family. Ezra was naturally laid back and easygoing, with the exception of teething. His gentle nature captured our hearts and inspired us towards gentleness.
Seventeen months later, our second surprise baby joined our family. We knew during my pregnancy with him that Elijah was a fiery, feisty, and free-spirited little man, and we chose to name him after a fiery prophet who was boldly jealous for the Lord God.