Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Linky: Where I Was 5 Years Ago....

Hey everyone!
This week I decided to link up with Miss Monica from I Heart Grade 3 for her weekly summer link up. This week's topic was: Where were you 5 years ago?
Where I Was 5 Years Ago

At times I feel like 5 years is such a short amount of time, but then again, SO much can change in 5 years! 5 years ago this summer, my husband and I were going to my family's baby shower for my first baby boy. While that might not seem like such a big deal, it was a HUGE event for me. You see, my husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for the past 3 years and even had 3 different doctors tell us that there was no way we would be able to get pregnant naturally. We were crushed, to say the least. We had been seeing a specialist for a few months and that January had gone in, only to have them send us home saying that they would not even attempt any sort of procedure because there was not a chance that month. Fast forward a few weeks, and my husband and I were sobbing tears of joy after discovering we had indeed become pregnant naturally! Isn't God amazing? We know that our little boy is one of God's miracles and we thank Him for our little guy everyday.

So, summer 5 years ago was truly spent celebrating the gift of this little boy and preparing for his arrival! As you can see, we had a blast decorating his room!

I was preparing to enter my 6th year of teaching, and trying to figure out how I was going to balance teaching while being very pregnant, what maternity leave was going to look like, and how to be an effective, engaging teacher while surviving on just a few hours of sleep. Thankfully, I had an amazing husband (at the same school!!!) to walk with me through it all.

5 years ago, my parents had no grandchildren (2 were on the way, but not here yet). They now have 5 with one more on the way. 5 years ago, I stood in awe of the gift of the baby in my ever growing tummy. Today, I stand in even greater awe of God's goodness and grace as I look at my 2(!!!) healthy, growing boys! 5 years ago, I was teaching full time and loving every minute of it. Today, I am still teaching, but not in a full time classroom anymore. While I still have a passion and a love for teaching, I am so thankful for the opportunity to be home with my boys. Yeah, 5 years might not seem like a long time, but wow, things have really changed in my life! So thankful for all of the blessings in these past five years!


  1. It's amazing how much can change in any period of time. Once I finally decided that I could in fact be a mother we started trying and amazingly got pregnant the first try (completely unexpected due to PCOS and really weird ovulation REALLY weird)...I ended up miscarrying that baby (it was 3 week long process including "there's nothing in your uterus" to "oh wait we do see something" to "but there's definitely no heartbeat"...not fun), and then it took 3 months before we could start trying again, 2 months after that I got a false positive pregnancy test, and 4 months after that I got the positive pregnancy test and she's now our 16 month old...I do think about the first pregnancy from time to time but I can't imagine having a different baby than our daughter. She is absolutely the perfect kid for us and I know I of course would have loved the other baby just as much but to not have Jamie, I can't even imagine it. We would not be the same family we are today if we had a different baby, so the universe definitely knew what it was doing for us (though of course I can only say that almost 3 years after the miscarriage).

    1. Wow! What a story! Thanks so much for sharing Stephanie! Isn't it crazy how the journey can be so hard, but then once you're through it, you can't imagine it being any other way? Thanks again for sharing and so happy for you and your beautiful baby girl!