It’s been awhile since I’ve visited the blog. My last entry was in February, and so much has changed since then. My biggest change: I had a baby. Ronan David was born on February 25 weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. 19 inches long. He is a precious sweet baby and has a very healthy set of lungs. To be honest, babies that cry get more attention, which means I spend more bonding time with them. Since he’s my fifth, and most likely my last, I don’t mind spending a little extra time cuddling my baby.

The next big change: we’re moving to Wichita in 3 weeks 6 days. (Yes, I’m counting down.) We found a house that I am so excited about. This will be our last move for a long while, and I am SOO ready to settle down and feel like a family. This past year has been very challenging. Dave’s work schedule has been insane. My pregnancy made me feel like some dark depressed Tam trapped in a fat uncomfortable body. I’m ready for a change. I’m ready to feel like my old self again. I’ve already started writing more. I signed up to attend Rose State writing conference in September. So things are already starting to look up for me.

The running theme for my life this year seems to be, “Will life ever get easier?” I still don’t know the answer to that question. I think some challenges will get better as my kids get older. I’ll certainly have a little more free time when I’m not changing two kiddos in diapers. But then, I’m sure I’ll have new challenges. 
Sometimes I just have to sit back and remember the hymn, Count Your Many Blessings. I am blessed to have a good husband, I am blessed to have 5 healthy beautiful kids. I am blessed to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. The list goes on. 
Does this seem to be a theme with anyone else? If so, how do you cope with the challenges life throws you? Any advice would be graciously appreciated!