I am writing today, pretty much in awe at how lucky I am and how fast my life has changed! Three years ago, I was sitting in my room unable to sleep because I was so excited and nervous for the day ahead. The day I finally got to marry my best friend. I know it is cheesy, but there is a country song called "Broken Road" that I just love. Basically it is about how all the trials and heartbreak in our lives are what lead us to the one person that we fall in love with! Without all those broken hearts and stupid choices, as well as the fun adventures of adolescence, I would not have found the great guy I have today. Aaron and I have been through some crazy times in our marriage, but we have always seemed to come out no worse for wear. You know the phrase, one day we will look back on this and laugh? Well I don't know if we laugh or not but we are definately so grateful for what we have now.
Along those same lines, I did not think on the day that I was waiting to become a wife, I would be spending the next year EXTREMELY pregnant and waiting to meet my baby boy! What a blessing our Coen has been in our lives. I look at the things that "might have been" and am so glad that I wasn't able to pursue many of the things I wanted to. Oddly enough, Coen seemed to have a better idea of what was "right" than we did. It wasn't easy at times, and heaven knows money was not always there, but you know, we made it through probably the craziest year of my life, and two years later, we have the cutest, most fun boy in the world. Yes I am biased! So I guess you can say I cashed in my University degree and became a mom. And you know what, I don't think I would have it any other way right now. The time will come where maybe school will be an option again, but honestly, there is NO better job for me than being a mom. I love being able to be home with Coen, and wonderfully enough, my job of teaching piano from my home, makes that all the more realistic. I love it.
I am not one to preach or to get super religious or anything, but I really do believe as I look back on things, that my Heavenly Father has definatly seen my needs even before I have. Aaron and I were put on certain tracks in our lives to find each other, and to go through everything we have and raise the boy we have. I'm just so glad I was able to follow the "blue print" so that I could find the treasures I have today!