I AM SUPER EXCITED! My sister-in-law, Stephy, called me October 18th to let me know the big news and I was shocked and happy for her and her husband, Michael. It’s finally happening! I thought. The “kids” of the family are making our “own” family. The “new” Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions, birthday and Halloween parties, and I am going to be a part of it all!
Honestly, I had dreamed of this moment ever since high school, when I finally discovered boys and the true meaning of a serious relationship. In grade school I figured I could marry this boy named Travis, because he had so many brothers and sisters I couldn’t count them all. Wow! Wouldn‘t that be fun? Then in junior high, I had a slight crush on my friend Katie’s brother, Steve. This was more for convenience, however, because Katie and I could be SISTERS! I realize how stupid I had been and thankfully this all changed in high school. Even then, I really didn’t know what to expect when it came to dating. This fabulous man-discovery happened too late, when every guy in high school ignored me and I thought dating would be silly since I would be leaving for college anyway. I did know what I wanted eventually, though, and wanted a marriage like my mom and dad’s. I saw my mom as a dedicated wife and mother, and our little three-member family meant everything to her. I loved it being just the three of us, but still treasure all the memories I have of growing up with Christmas parties and Thanksgiving dinners with my aunts, uncles, and cousins, too. Yes, this may sound strange, but I never pictured a luxurious wedding or an exotic honeymoon, yet pictured day-to-day moments with my very own family. In addition, I knew my only shot at ever becoming an aunt myself was to marry a man with siblings.
And with this news came multiple discussions with my husband over having a child of our own. Soon. We both want children and think our soon-to-be niece or nephew would love to have a cousin to play with.
So, 2013 will welcome a new baby for my sister and brother-in-law in May, a BRAND NEW brother-in-law for me when my husband’s sister Jen gets married in October, and POSSIBLY a big announcement from my husband and me. *keeping fingers crossed*
To recap, 2013 is going to be AWESOME!