April 2nd

Right now my most favorite thing about Facebook is the “see your memories” feature. I really love clicking that every day and seeing what was happening in my life on this day in history. Sometimes I read status updates and they remind me of great memories or life events. Other times I’m wondering why I was so weird last year. Do I still post weird things like that?? {yes.} But I don’t need Facebook to forever remember the importance of April 1st and 2nd in my life.

On this day last year, I bought a pregnancy test. I had wondered for a few days if I might be pregnant. I finally caved in and bought a test. I was going to take it when I got home, but then realized that I was probably dooming myself by taking a pregnancy test on April Fool’s Day, so I took it the next morning on April 2nd instead.

And my life has never been the same.

A year ago tomorrow was when we first found out about our miracle baby. I was home alone, getting ready to pack up my bags and head to Savannah. Roman had been away for ten days on a work trip and I was going to pick him up and then we were spending that Easter weekend together on the beach.

Let me tell you, the drive to Savannah from Columbus is long enough. But when you’ve just found out you’re pregnant and you’re on your way to tell your husband who you haven’t seen in ten days?? That drive is an eternity long, I swear.

On this day in history, I shouted at the Lord for why this was happening. I was so angry because I just knew my body was playing tricks on me. I felt like a fool for even buying a test and having any hope of it being positive. That next morning I would joyfully eat those words. I would run around my house for an hour shouting and crying and jumping up and down. Wow, how life can change in an instant.

We spent this weekend last year walking on the beach, giggling over how our lives had changed and figuring out how we would share the news with our families.


Today is just a regular day. Jackson is going to be four months old next week {how is this even possible?!!??} He is either teething or going through a major growth spurt because this week has been filled with lots of tears and puking and not-sleeping. But I won’t complain for one second because I am fully aware of how much richer my life is today compared to 12 months ago.

The Lord is faithful. He truly does turn our sorrows into joy. He can still take what is dead and make it live.

Friends, I hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend last week. I also hope none of you were pranked too bad today.  ;)  But I truly truly sincerely hope that you remember every day that the Lord is good and His mercies are never-ending. Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friends. We are going to spend it celebrating.  :D



  1. Tarynkay

    It’s amazing the difference that a year can make! And next year, you will be chasing him, wondering where your little baby went.

    I bought my pregnancy test last year the night before I was supposed to go to a diaper shower. So I was buying a pack of tiny diapers and a pregnancy test and the CVS cashier (whose name was Isaac, no kidding) just gave me this very sad, pitying look and I thought, oh, man! If only you knew!

    • Oh gosh-that’s so funny!! ;)

      I already can’t believe he’s four months old. I was crying a couple weeks ago as I packed up all the newborn clothes. He’s getting so big already! :( :( :(

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