Sunday, August 25, 2019


In national emergency management we often get communications which start with...

BLUF:  [enter key message]

A BLUF ("bottom line up front") is a statement, sentence or paragraph where the conclusions and recommendations are placed at the beginning of the text, rather than the end, in order to facilitate rapid decision making. It's really helpful when you receive long communications with key information because the important stuff is usually buried.  BLUF ensures you don't miss the important message.

So here you go...

BLUF:  We're pregnant.

To say that we're over the moon... is the biggest understatement of the century. Y'all know what a struggle it's been over the last 13 years to keep my faith and focus as I've journeyed this infertility and infant loss path, so while we let this happy news settle in for a minute... I'll pause to collect my thoughts with a promise to return very soon with all of the glorious details.  (I promise.)  Until then, here's an awesome shot of our tiny miracle which is due April 7, 2020.


  1. I am SO, SO happy for you! Here's hoping for an eventful and healthy 7+ months until delivery.

    Can't wait to hear more details. :-)

  2. Oh my goodness -- can't wait to hear more! Congratulations!

  3. WOW YAY!!!!! Can't wait to hear more about this!! Hope all is going well.

  4. omg, Omg, OMG!! Congratulations.


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