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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Happy

Over the last couple of days I have realized how happy I am.  We found out two days ago that we will be having our second little girl join our family.  The news was a little bit shocking at first- I was certain it was a boy- but the news has brought us so much joy already.  Knowing the gender of the baby always makes it more real for us; calling her a "she" and talking about all of the things we can't wait to teach baby sister about makes her a real part of our family.

When I was in junior high I remember frequently being asked the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"  The answer came out "teacher", but I always knew that more than anything I just wanted to be a mom.

Here I am.  28 years old, 2 beautiful children and one on the way, and I am living my dream.  I realized that Dallas could go to school for the rest of our lives, I may never have an iPhone, I may only visit the Alps and Hawaii through a friend's blog, we could always drive old cars with creaky struts and squeaky brakes, and live in this apartment with a 10x10 back yard, and you know what?  I would be happy forever.  Heavenly Father has blessed me with those things that are most important:  Family, friends, and a testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ, and his true and everlasting Gospel.

I am happy because I know there is nothing else that I need.  And I am so, so thankful.

9 comments:

Hannah Neville McMillan said...

awwwww so sweet!!!

Laurel said...

I love this! I have been feeling the same way lately. I used to think our life would start when Bill graduates and gets a job, but I am beginning to think this is the best time of our lives. We will be students with you guys forever :)

sNick said...

Amen. And I can't believe you took those family photos with a self-timer. Nice!!

marciea casselman said...

Words we should all live by...ALWAYS.

marciea casselman said...

Oh, and congratulations on a baby girl. So exciting. :)

Amy N. said...

You are a beautiful person!

Nate, Cami and Crew said...

Love you and I was so excited for your family when I heard you are having another girl. I can't wait to meet her!

Nate, Cami and Crew said...

Love you and I was so excited for your family when I heard you are having another girl. I can't wait to meet her!

Erin said...

Amy, you are a teacher, more than you know. You are such a wonderful person. I'm so glad we've been friends for over 20 years!

Congrats on the baby girl!