It’s November and among my family and friends 2013 has been quite a year. A year of hardship and heartache and plans falling through and lives changing, dramatically, forever. There have been some very dark times this year and some very rough challenges, but I’m proud to say that those who have faced these challenges with us have become stronger, more compassionate people.
A bright spot in this year has come after a struggle with infertility–the discovery I was pregnant. So today I’ll share with you one of our biggest reasons to be thankful: we are naming our baby Elias Lars Castillo. His first name is his father’s middle name and his middle name is in honor of my Dad, two men who will feature prominently in his life. For him, and for each other, we are grateful.