Monday, February 28, 2011

A Pea in a Pod....A Blessing from God!

Well I had my original yearly meeting with the OB planned for September anyway and the week before Brandon and I were laying in bed joking around and I decided to do the inevitable lets just take a pregnancy test and see.  Sure enough I looked at it and then I made Brandon look at it for himself.  But it still had not hit us until I went in that next week to the Doctor and they confirmed!!  Brandon didn't even go with me to the doctor because I was like oh its just my yearly appointment they will probably just check and make sure the pregnancy test was right.  After the doctor came in and talked to me he told me he wanted to do an ultrasound just to measure the baby and see exactly how far along I was.  So I went in with the ultrasound tech and sure enough "he" looked just like a pea in a pod.  I was in complete amazement!!  But more so that I only measured 7 weeks along and his little heart was already just a beating!! I left the doctor with "proof" to show Brandon!

 He was on his way home from working in Columbia that day and I don't think he could get home fast enough so we could talk face to face. I can just remember him on the phone....Seriously?  For real? and the heart was already beating?  Wow!! It was such an exciting time to share together....the prayer of thanksgiving for God blessing us with this little miracle...that sense of joy...the sense of moving on to the next phase of life! 

And then the....wait are we even old enough for this?!?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Believe In Yourself...

What a journey the past three years of marriage have been!  Brandon and I had our first dance on the day we said I do to the song "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts and to this day the words still are perfect for our relationship....

"My wish for you
Is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
You never need to carry more than you can hold
And while you're out there gettin' where you're gettin' to I hope you know somebody loves you
And wants the same things too
Yeah, this is my wish"

It's not uncommon to find us in our day riding in the car, walking the block, or sitting in the house just building our dreams and goals together.  I have found that through the years Brandon's strengths are usually my weaknesses.  He leads our family and fills in the gaps right where it's needed.  He is the best leader our family could ask for!! And what's really cool to see is how the longer we're together the more we become alike.  Our dreams and goals continue to line up with one another!!  We've talked often about what kind of house we wanted to be in, what cars we love, trips we want to take, friends we want to have forever, who can we serve, who can we bless, and where does God want us to be. And it's so crazy that Brandon can get job offers all over but we know our life is here in Greenville and this is exactly where we are supposed to be.  So with our life lined up together it has made all of our decisions so much easier. 

We've talked and dreamed about children....How many do we want? Boy or Girl first? Names? How will we raise them?  And now with that dream coming true its just the start of many more dreams and goals to come.  And although we used to talk about how many children we wanted now its....lets get through having this one first and see from there :)

But here's to our journey ahead becoming a family and watching God be in complete control and supplying all our needs along the way!!