April 30th, 2015 was a day that I will not soon forget! At the time I thought it was possibly one of the worst days I ever had, but looking back I can clearly see that it was in fact the opposite! What, you ask, happened on April 30th? Well, I will tell you 😀
April 30th, 2015 is the day that I looked at that positive pregnancy test and felt my world turn upside-down! It’s hard to believe a year has gone by, but so much has happened since then and what I thought was going to be the straw that broke the camel’s back ended up being one of the most precious and incredible gifts I could ever receive.
I am not going to rehash old news, so if you want to read my post about my first reaction to the news you can read it here (Dealing with the shock!). But please don’t judge me for being so honest in that post. I know that it doesn’t look good coming from someone who grew up in the circles that I grew up in, but honesty is the best policy! And there was more than one reason for me being hesitant about having a baby, as you will well know if you read my post Because He Lives!!
My feelings have also changed a lot since then. At the time I felt like it was all the wrong timing, but actually it was perfect timing (as is ALWAYS the case when God is in control)! We had been planning to wait until the end of 2015 before even trying to have a baby, but this timing was so much better. Even with being pregnant I was able to acquire my Deutsch B1 Language Certificate, travel to America to spend a month with my mom and some of my siblings, and not be pregnant through the hot summer months. 😉 Also, since Michael was born at the beginning of the year, we are still able to stick to our plan of going to South Africa towards the end of this year.
So many times since Michael was born I have just been amazed at how awesome God is, and how His timing is perfect. In retrospect, I wouldn’t want it to be different than it is. Yes, the year was a huge learning curve for me, but, in the end, it was definitely ALL worth while. God is SO good!
I will leave you with a picture from Michael’s 16 week practice shoot yesterday and I am off to get ready for my dinner date with hubby to celebrate this historical day 😀 😉