Thursday, December 27, 2007

So happy

As 2007 comes to a close I find myself in amazement at all this year has brought. Of course the most obvious new gift is Amalea. She is such a joy. Being born October 1st means that as we all celebrate the arrival of 2008 our family will also be celebrating the 3 month birthday of Amalea. It has been an incredible 3 months - very hard at times, but always worth it. Being a mother truly is a rewarding experience and I wouldn't change one moment in the last 3 months for anything.
Jim and I were talking the other night about the best moment in 2007 and we both agreed it was when we first looked at the pregnancy test and saw that we were in fact going to be parents. I will never forgot the feeling of joy that rushed over me. I was shocked, but so ecstatic at the same time. The following 9 months were an adventure and at the end of it all we were given the most beautiful daughter.
This year I have gotten to see Jim become a father - a truly magnificent sight. He is the best daddy to Amalea and I am constantly thanking God for bringing me such a wonderful man to have a family with.
2007 definitely was a year consumed with Amalea. We found out early in January that we were pregnant and thus our year began. I can't wait to see what 2008 will bring...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

3 years

Next Tuesday Jim and I will celebrate three years of marriage. Wow. I look back on the 3 years and have so many amazing memories. In that time of being married I have watched my husband finish college and start a career, I myself finished my masters degree and also began a career, we bought our first home, and we welcomed our first child in to this world. Of course these are only the big things - they are so many precious daily memories as well. The last 3 years have been filled with just about every emotion - from joy and excitement to fear and sorrow - and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Life is not always "pretty", but life is always fun and I am so thankful I have Jim to share my life with. He is an incredibly patient and loving father, a caring and thoughtful husband, a dedicated and forgiving youth worker, and a man that I thank God for every day.