Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I know I am very late in this post, but I decided my deadline would be by the end of March. We celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary on March 15th. We have now been together for 16 years - half of our lives. Crazy! As I looked at our wedding photo sitting on the shelf, I thought of how different our lives are compared to the people in that picture. We were only 24 in that picture looking so young and naive. I began to think about what I would tell that couple.
I would have told them that they would see their dreams of success and a happy family come true despite some struggles to get there. I would have liked to tell them that they would have 3 kids and watch them laugh at me and say, "no, two at the most." I would have liked to tell them that not everything is in their control and what a blessing that would become. I would have liked to see their reaction when I would tell them that they will have twins. (I would leave out the whole part about those twins arriving 16 weeks too early. No need to scare them into not having any children.) I would tell them that they would weather a very difficult storm and that along with their friends, family, and each other, they would make it through. I would like to tell her that her daughters would have her same independent, strong-minded personality. I would like to tell her that although she never thought she needed a son being a girly-girl and all, she wouldn't even realize how much she needed him until he was here. I would tell them that high-school sweethearts can last and that they would be proof of that. Last, I would tell them to enjoy being that size!