Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Thes past couple of months have been a bit crazy for us but I am so grateful for all the trials and the blessings that have come. I wanted to share a few things that I have been going through but also what I have learned from those experiences.

First we are going to be parents! It's so crazy to think in just 3 short months we will have our sweet little girl in our arms. We feel so blessed and so grateful that our Heavenly Father is entrusting us to care for and nurture this sweet baby. Being a mother is something I've always wanted and I'm so blessed and grateful I've been given that opportunity. Feeling her move and kick is my absolute favorite and I smile each time she kicks! Pregnancy has been very easy on me. Luckily no nausea at all! Sometimes when I eat I get acid reflux which is not fun although every uncomfortable moment will be worth it because she is worth it. I would do anything for this sweet little baby! We are so in love and cannot wait for June to come so we can meet her. 🎀

January 18th, 2017
This day started out as a normal day for me however little did I know it would end up being one of the scariest days of my life. Sometimes for work I travel and I was driving to work that morning it was about 9:30. As I was traveling down the interstate going 80mph a vehicle stopped suddenly in front of me in the left hand lane to turn illegally into the emergency turn around that is only to be used for emergency vehicles. As you know going 80 mph you can only slow down so fast... I slammed on my brakes and knew that even though I hit my brakes I was going to hit him so in a split second decision I made the choice to get into the other lane and at that point my car rolled 3 times. During that I thought to myself this is bad, this is really bad and I will most likely be seriously injured or I would die because of how bad it was. I knew in that moment my life was in serious danger. What scared me the most was that not only was my life in danger but the life of our sweet baby growing in my belly could be in danger. Every mothers worst fear is something happening to her child. As soon as the car stopped rolling I immediately reached for my seatbelt and unlocked it and crawled out of the car. I was fairly calm I knew I was ok and I could move. I knew I needed help and began searching for my purse and phone. Several nice men stopped to help me and found my things and talked to me until help arrived. I was taken to the hospital and all I could think about was my baby and my husband. I needed to know she was ok and I needed him by my side to comfort me. I knew he was on his way and I couldn't wait for him to get there. When he walked into the room and hugged me that's the first time I cried. The look on his face was one I never hope to see again. He was so worried and scared. He was so sweet and sat by me the whole time he would not leave my side. I seriously am so blessed to have such a wonderful man by my side for eternity. When we heard our baby girls heartbeat we both got tears in our eyes it was such a relief to know that she was ok. We actually got to find out whether she was a boy or girl that day because of the accident. They did an ultrasound and I loved seeing her sweet little face and watching her move. This day was so scary for me because I had no idea what was going to happen the moment the car started to roll. I still have anxiety being in the car I don't talk about it much but being in the car now scares me a little. However through all of this I realized that Heavenly Father loved me and He was aware of me and our baby and He knew it was not time for us to leave this Earth yet. I still have work to do I still have things I needed to accomplish and this sweet baby needed to come get and she needed to be part of our family. It is a miracle that I survived this accident and walked away virtually unharmed. I had a few minor cuts on my hands and had bruises all over as well as somehow it pulled out quite a bit of my hair. Had I not been wearing my seat belt I would have been thrown from the car because it nearly ripped the drivers side door completely off. It was a very scary experience and I'm so blessed to be alive.

We all experience trials or scary experiences and we can learn from it all. I learned that life is so very precious and so very fragile. We need to appreciate all that we have and realize that in any moment it can be taken away. We have been given many precious gifts from our Heavenly Father and we need to cherish those gifts and each moment we are given. I'm so grateful and so blessed to be alive and to be able to be with my sweet husband and that we will get to raise our sweet baby girl together. I love my family and I love my Heavenly Father for watching out for me and my sweet baby. Always remember He knows you and He is very aware and He will protect you and take care of you always.

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