It seems so cliche to say that our family started on Valentine’s Day, but that’s the truth and I’m sticking to it. Exactly ten years ago I shared my first amazing Valentine’s with my husband after only dating for two months. I remember it was something out of a romantic movie. The craziest part was, that during the entire evening I was hoping he was planning to propose to Me. How crazy right? Two months in and I’m hoping for a ring?
Now the next part may shock you and some may frown upon it, but it’s truly not for anyone to judge because it has sparked the journey of our beautiful family. That night ten years ago is when God gave us the gift of Life. We were to expect our first child nine months later.
There was no ring, that came eight months after, but that gift of carrying a baby would far surpass a diamond ring. No one can ever determine how fast or slow a relationship should move, because some things happen instantaneously while others take more time. I say, Just trust the journey.
I always felt so bad when I would see those Family signs that say “ESTABLISHED” and then have the year the couple wed. I don’t believe our Family was established the year we got married. Yes, we did things a little backwards, but we made it to the end stronger because of it. We now choose to say our Family was “ESTABLISHED 2006” the year we met. Our family began growing after that date and that to us is what’s important.
Here we are celebrating our tenth Valentine’s Day together surrounded by our FOUR beautiful little kids and we couldn’t be more blessed. Life has a crazy way of unfolding itself, but man when it does, it’s amazing.
As a way to celebrate a day that means so very much to my family and Myself, I wanted to give away a customized FAMILY SIGN by the talented Abby Chic to one of my amazing readers to say Thank You for being on this journey with us.