At the tender age of 22, I sat on my best friends bed with a pregnancy test that said that I was going to be a mum. Something I wasn't planning, nor was I ready for. And honestly, there was no book or class out there that was going to prepare me for what I was about to endure as a parent.
I'm now 25, with two beautiful girls and I'm only now starting to realise that maybe you never really figure out this whole parenting thing.
All I know is, before I had the girls, my heart was safe inside my chest and now it's forever outside of my body with my children. And I won't lie and say that the thought didn't leave me terrified for quite some time, because it left me terrified for the longest time. Until I learned that as life changes and as it sometimes turns us in different directions, all we can do is hold on to what we love and do what we think is right in that moment, then trust that God will take care of the rest.
Since having Jordyn, life has been nothing short of the craziest, scariest, most unbelievably soul trembling experience and it feels like Tres and I have just had one challenge after the other. Yet some how, in the midst of all the never ending trips to the emergency room, the meningitis scare and the cancer - to name a few - we managed to endure it all and we've finally found a little bit of calm.
And I'd do it all again if we had too. Because as cheesy as it sounds, if it wasn't for everything we've had to go through, I honestly don't think Tres and I would be the people we are today.
We found our true values through these lessons and I'm proud to say that the girls will have a greater upbringing because of it.
I decided to keep this first post short for you guys and I hope you get something out of reading it.
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