I've thought long and hard about how to write this post and I've come to the conclusion that I'm still clueless, so what.the.heck. I'm just going to come out and say it.
A few months ago, B and had a little surprise fall into our laps:
22 weeks to be exact. More than halfway there. B and I have been talking about having children for a long time, debating when would the right time to start a family, seeing as he's in med school. We originally planned on starting during his fourth year of school, but you know what they say... "You make plans and God laughs at them." Well isn't that just the truth!
After the initial shock settled, we began thinking about how our plans have changed, and we came to the conclusion that God had a MUCH better plan than us. He's a smart guy, you know. The baby is due November 26th (yes... look at your calendar... it's the day after Thanksgiving!) Any way, B will just be wrapping up his last semester and we'll have a good two weeks break where we'll go back home to stay with our families. Like I said, God knows how to plan. [I think he may have done this a time or two.]
We're so lucky and blessed to have such a strong support system... family, friends, Blake's classmates...
Even though we were surprised, it was a beautiful moment, embracing the man I love, telling him he's going to be a daddy. We've received hope, prayers, and tons of guidance from our closest family and friends. It's been our desire to one day start a family together, and we strongly believe God has a specific plan for us. We're more than excited to welcome this little one into our family, and be the best parents we can be for all the right reasons.
My husband shared with me this excerpt from a poem by Brian Quinn, which pretty much sums up our lives lately:
"...Build on your hope, one day at a time,
Though the road be steep and hard to climb.
The hurts of the past--they should be dead.
The fears of the future are all in your head.
Just live in the present and refuse to mope
Your life will sparkle for you're living in hope."
God has truly blessed us with so many wonderful things and we are so grateful for each of them.
When I was younger and people asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer always was: A MOM
It's my #1 dream in life, and I feel so honored to be given this most precious gift. I can't wait to welcome our little one into this world.
Our little one's model shot at our 18-week anatomy scan:
[how stinkin' cute?!!?]