Wednesday, February 4, 2009

22 Down...8 Strong

February 4- I am 22 weeks pregnant and Jarrod and I have been together for 8 years. It’s funny to think of what the last 8 years has brought me: a friend, a boyfriend, a fiancé, a husband and now a baby. February 4, 2001 Jarrod and I were heavily flirting on a retreat. I would have never thought I would be carrying his child eight years later.

Jarrod and I have been through a lot in the last eight years. I’ve experienced some of my worst moments and some of my best moments with him. There isn’t a person out there that knows me better then he does. I’ve been so blessed by the last eight years. He’s taught me a lot about life, myself and relationships. Now, it’s time for him to teach our daughter the same.

Bringing a child into the world sends so many crazy thoughts into a persons head. What will she look like, how she will act and what kind of woman will she be. I find myself so many times praying that she doesn’t turn out like me in a number of ways. I go through my list and begin to panic. “What if she has this trait?” “What if she does what I did?” I’m not saying I think I’m horrible; however, there are certainly things about me that I’m not proud of. Though, I wouldn’t mind if she has my curly red hair! As much as I hated it growing up, and sometimes hate it now, it is something that’s unique and yes, sometimes red hair can be beautiful. As far as Jarrod’s traits…I hope she has his puppy dog eyes and his brains, his compassion, loyalty, and patience. Oh, and his humor. That man makes me laugh more then anyone I’ve met.

I realize there is so many things that help shape a person. I guess what I am saying is that I hope I am a good mom. All I know is to listen to God and accept the help from our families.

I’m so thankful for how the last eight years have turned out and I am excited to see all the joys the next eight years will bring.


Megan said...

Bec - you are going to be a great mom! :)

Emily Hope said...

I completely agree. :) Happy "Years Together" Anniversary!

Peggie Sanders said...

I can't believe it has been 8 years. You have both been through alot and have come out stronger in the long run. I love you both.
And.... you both will be awesome parents.

sarahmurray2000 said...

Sister, you are going to be a fabulous mom and Jarrod a fabulous dad! I am praying for her...and you...every day. I can't wait to see the woman she grows up to be...the baby...not Becca...she's a great woman already! :-) Anyways, here are the traits I hope she has...
I hope she has Becca's incrediable ability to listen to whoever, whenever; Becca's compassion, sensitivity, coolness, passion for people and for life, and ability to make me laugh. I also hope she has Jarrod's wit, ambition, and kind heart. I also pray she gets my charm, good looks, and of course my humblness.
You both are great and therefore, she will be great.