A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of co-hosting a baby shower for my sweet friend and sister-in-law, Lauren. Friends, I am so thankful for her. She is kind, hard-working, and sacrificially loves her family all the time. She’s great at asking good questions and really listening to the answers. I do not take it for granted that she’s more than just Stephen’s sister…she has become one of my dearest friends. I know not everyone can say that, and I’m so, so grateful. I’m also so glad I had the opportunity to co-host the shower. After our own loss last year, I felt like it was something I needed to do. To really lean in to rejoicing with those who rejoice. There were tough moments to be sure, but overall it was so, so good for my soul, and I am incredibly thankful for that. We love you, Lauren, and we can’t wait to meet baby Meinel in February!!