Saturday, January 7

there are just so many things to say

first + foremost i'm so grateful for my husband.
he's been amazing + has been so supportive.
he's cleaned our house everyday, rubbed my back, 
gone on midnight runs to the store and 
has become the most amazing person over the last few months...
which i never thought was possible, he was already so amazing.
i love all my family and how supportive they are.
i couldn't have it any better.

becoming a mother isn't something i always wanted.
having a child had crossed my mind before, 
but i never thought the day would come.
and until i met brandon, i didn't know if it was right for me.
i think once you meet the person you know you're supposed to be with,
things effortlessly fall into place...
not necessarily in the order you want or the way you want.
but being with the right person is where it all begins.

the funny thing is, i never imagined my life with someone like brandon.
from anyone else i'd dated in the past, he was a complete 180.

and he's the best thing that's happened to me...

my family even saw the changes in me early on.
my brother once said to me, 
"you better not screw this one up. he's the best thing that's ever happened to you."

i guess what i'm trying to say is...
the best parts in life aren't the parts you plan,
they're the parts where you follow your heart.

i'm about to become a suburban living-working-mother-wife...
which is everything i NEVER wanted in life.
i'm about to move back to the area i grew up in and away from the city.
i'm about to start changing diapers and watching sesame street like a pro.
...and for everything that i never wanted to happen to be sitting just around the corner,
i'm so happy.

so to anyone who says,
"i'll never do that..."

don't hold your breath.
it may be the best part of your life.

and who would want to pass up the best part of their life?
not me.


ladydazy said...

Congratulations! I met my match 14 years ago and his name is also Brandon. :)

Annika said...

How beautifully written, and what a state of mind to achieve. I am glad to see that you are a person for whom everything has fallen into place!

I liked your gender reveal party. What a lovely way to share the excitement with your loved ones! And how lovely for Noah to be arriving into such a happy environment. Congratulations again!

Sarah O'Holla said...

Love this post! Looking forward to reading more about your new unexpected life!

Bon Bon said...

your are so right. the best is about to be here. your new reality:-) being a mom is a dream! so much love! xoxo

Caroline said...

With so many pregnant friends, I've become so teary lately! That was such a sweet and as Annika ^ said, beautifully writter post. So very happy for you and everything to come :)

Poppa Dan said...

It's been pretty remarkable as your dad to watch all the changes over the past few years. It is truly amazing how independent and sure we are of things, and someone comes along, they make you look at things in a way you never thought possible. And when you know it's good for you, you hang on tight, and go for this ride. I'm so happy for you, Liz. So happy for you, Brandon and and the new member of the family on the way. I hope this year is a great celebration of life and living for all of us.

Love, love, love you guys.

Mindy Harris said...

really love your perspective. i am obsessed with pregnancy stories so i'm really glad i found your blog. you are such a cute pregnant girl!! tiny!

Kira said...

I agree with this post 100%. The life I thought I wanted is completely different from the one I have, but I am so happy to be where I am with my little family.

Tabitha Lynn said...

Soo cute, congrats Mamma to be.


Holly said...

I am sooooooo happy and excited for you!

Jennifer said...

I also agree with this post. I got back together with my love a little over 2 years ago. It's the greatest feeling ever.

Ruthy said...

I am so happy for you. I love this post because I felt a similar way about becoming a mother. I am a mother of one and after you have that baby you will fall in love all over again. Having a little one is such a rewarding experience and it will be for the both of you. Congrats on everything!!


Julip Made said...

Congratulations and what a beautiful post! GREAT things are in store for you Elisabeth!

Amanda said...

Such a beautiful post! And I love the little baby bump!

stephanie said...

how exciting! one of the greatest gifts in life.

Maggi said...

Beautiful, inspiring thoughts :)

Sage advice too!