This picture was taken exactly three years ago - Valentine's Day 2006, at a Rotary event. Later that day, John surprised me by taking me to dinner at a local seafood restaurant. Before we went inside, he reached behind my seat and pulled out a chocolate rose, a bag of truffles, and a small velvet box. In the box was a beautiful pair of Aquamarine (my birthstone, which he may or may not have known) earrings.
We then went in to dinner, where we discussed our lives. We were both working at jobs we loved, had a big house, multiple cars, a couple of motorcycles, and pretty much anything we wanted. What more could we ask for? It was at that moment that two people, who had agreed when they married two and a half years earlier that they had no interest in having children, looked at each other and decided that only a child could make their lives any better.
I often joke that God must have been smiling that day - or afraid that we would change our minds - because two weeks later, the stick turned blue. And there were two little lines. And the readout said "pregnant". (I took a multitude of tests... just to be sure.)
Now we are three. I can't imagine life being any different.
5 years ago