Happy Mother’s Day to Me ♡

After such a hard childhood, I’ve been fortunate with many outcomes in my adult life; and although I was unlucky in love in the past, God has blessed me a hundred times over for all of the heartaches and misery I’ve endured (and forgiven me for the ones I’ve caused to others) — I am so grateful for such a wonderful husband, and his equally wonderful parents. ♡

Happy Mother’s Day to me. ♡

They’re beautiful. I LOVE them!

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Best Hubby Award ♡

My hubby is AMAZING. ♡

I got food poisoning. I can’t be sure, but I think it was from Subway’s (in Columbus, GA, off of Veterans Blvd — the location with the 31909 zip code). I ate a foot-long tuna on Monday, by the next day around 10AM, I had severe abdominal pain. I seriously thought something was wrong because it hurt so bad.

It was sporadic, and because I’m entering my third trimester, I couldn’t be sure if it was my intestines or my uterus that was in such excruciating pain. I figured I’d just let it pass, but then I had diarrhea and vomiting too in the afternoon (and I haven’t thrown up in like a month). The pain was so intense I was worried about the baby, but I waited it out until the next day.

By Wednesday morning I was still feeling the sporadic, severe pain. I couldn’t even take Ava to school because I was so ill. Danny took her to school, and then he drove me to the ER on base. When we went to check in, the receptionist told us to go to Labor and Delivery. We stayed there until a little past 11:15AM.

I can’t believe how incredibly lucky I am to have such a great guy. I definitely don’t deserve him. I am such a spoil brat, and I know it too!

When we came home I fell asleep and he went in the afternoon to pick Ava up from school (an hour round-trip each time). Last night he went out very late at night, because I was on the couch in such agonizing pain, to buy me my favorite drinks and fruits.

The doctor says the baby seems fine, and says my symptoms seem to be either a gastrointestinal infection like food poisoning or the stomach flu. He says there wasn’t really anything he could give me for it, that I just had to let it run its course; plenty of liquids to replace the lost fluids from the diarrhea and vomiting, and bed rest.

Everyone keeps saying I need to gain more weight, but I’ve always been petite to begin with; and that makes me wonder, do they tell overweight women to lose weight like they’re always telling me to gain more? Anyway, my hubby was worried about my lack of weight gain so he bought me a month supply of this drink that they give people in developing countries and geriatrics to help them gain weight. I didn’t think I like it… but it kind of tastes like Ensure or Slim Fast, are those even around anymore???

My husband is so wonderful. I have been such a “dependa” during this pregnancy, and he really does baby me. He’s cooked, cleaned, goes to work, pay the bills, takes care of me and our daughter (and he has one of the most stressful occupations in any career field) — I love him so much.

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2017…

Like 2016, the year had it’s ups and downs, with my hubby being one of my greatest blessings. We got engaged after 8 months, and he has truly turned out to be as amazing a husband as I had ever hoped for in 2017. We had a wonderful (short) 6 months engagement, beautiful wedding, a lovely honeymoon, and now a honeymoon-baby (the baby is due on our wedding anniversary week in 2018, so he’ll be born within our first year of marriage — the “honeymoon period”!). ♡

But like 2016, 2017 ended on a death.

Although, I was more devastated by Shari’s passing in 2016 because it was more personal to me. It was the first time I’ve experienced the death of someone I had a personal relationship with. This has been an especially hard week for my mom-in-law who has to deal with two deaths back-to-back of family members that she was very closed to during the holidays.

Despite the heart aches, I continue to count my blessings with everything God has given me. I can’t look back, because the past only makes me weaker. I have so much to be grateful for.

Dealing with any sort of loss is hard. I wish the year had ended on a happy note, but sometimes I think a bad ending reminds me of how many things I do have to be thankful for — I mean, I’ve gotten everything I’ve ever wanted, ever since I was 13 and wrote out my list after reading The Great Gatsby. (I don’t have the list anymore, but I surprisingly still remember it.)

2018 will be better. I will make it better. ♡

(This was a wonderful week in Key Largo, at the most beautiful private resort) – I hit the jackpot with my hubby, he’s the greatest guy, I am so blessed. God loves me the most. ♡

Family Guy

I love this photo of us.

Every woman wants a man to feel safe with; my guy is the best protector and provider for our little family, and we love him so much for it.

We are so proud of him for so many reasons: Bronze Star Medal for Afghanistan, LRS, Ranger School, Air Assault School, Airborne School (2 jumps away from qualifying for Jump Master…); getting his MBA, his EIB on the first try… the list is endless. He does so much for his country, the Army, his career — but especially for me. ♡

I never felt I needed a man to support me, as I’ve always pride myself on my independence; but do feel sometimes I need a protector, and I love having a man that I feel so safe and protected with. I seriously get so anxious when he’s away from home because I need a man in the house! (And because he fixes everything, gets all the stuff on the top shelves… and those annoying jars that just won’t open.)

I am so thankful to God for such a great man for a husband and father. ♡ — and because I know any children we have won’t end up being short, ha!

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