I must stop today and take a break from the busyness that is this week and remember November 5, 2008. I still remember that day as if it was just last week. It was a Wednesday. I just knew (with a lot of hope and peace inside) that this was going to be the day that our dreams came true. The day our prayers were answered. On lunch that day I bought a dollar tree test and as soon as I clocked out for the day, I rushed to the bathroom anxious and excited. I remember those were the longest 3 minutes of my life and I doubt I even waited 3 minutes to look at it. When I did look I saw those two wonderful pink lines. Two lines that would forever change my life/our lives in the best way possible.
I remember looking at them and just shaking. Tears. There were so many tears of incredible and complete joy. I remember wanting to tell James over the phone but holding it in because I wanted to surprise him. I bought a card on the way home, wrote daddy on the front and taped it to the front door. When I saw him pull in, I grabbed my camera and waited with the video on for him to open the door. I didn't think I'd be capturing the "f-bomb" but I guess in that moment, that was his true reaction. That was the happiest moment of our lives....
Fast forward 9 months, the happiest moment of our lives-June 20, 2009. Ethan Michael and Lucas Russell came in to this world, in to our lives. We became parents to the most precious little baby boys.
Every day is a new adventure. Every day I love them more and more. My life has a new purpose. I love being a mother more than I could've imagined. When I walk in their room in the mornings and see them smiling up at me, it's as if the whole world is a better place. Being a mother is truly the best job and privilege in the world. I thank God every day for the wonderful blessing He has given James & I. Those two beautiful pink lines led us to two beautiful baby boys. This is our life now and it is wonderful.
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