Thursday, January 2, 2014

weVerb Day 2: Remember

#WEverb14 is a set of 31 prompts meant to encourage reflection on the past year (2013) and look forward to the coming year (2014).

2:  Remember
What did you do in 2013 that you will remember the details of forever?

Shared the news with our immediate families that we were finally, after 4 years of trying, expecting a child. Part of me wishes we would have recorded the entire day, from start to finish but as we are 4 months out from that day, I remember it all so well that no recording is necessary. In a way, it is nice to have it be something that was only between us, our parents, siblings and nieces.

It was a series of moments that had only lived in my brain via daydreams. When I was driving home from work and sitting in traffic, I would imagine how we would share the news, what we would say and how the reaction would be. I scanned my mind for the most creative thing we could do but kept it inside, not wanting to share it with my husband since we didn't know if that moment would ever be granted to us.

When the day was over and the news was finally off of our chest after keeping it a secret from our loved ones for 3 weeks and 1 day, I felt a huge sense of relief and joy. Each moment, all 4 of them, was extremely special. I was a nervous wreck each and every time. I wanted our planning to go perfectly and the anticipation driving from one house to another left me a mess!

I know now that it was just the first of many moments of this pregnancy journey that will forever be engrained in my mind. And after I give birth, those moments will multiply. I'm not sure if I have enough space in my brain for all of the happy moments in store for 2014.

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