I have quite a few Facebook friends who have had big moments in the last week or so. It’s made me take a trip down memory lane.
A gal (that I didn’t even know was dating someone!) just got engaged last week and posted pictures that were taken right after the engagement. It reminded me of when Jeff proposed. Here’s the story if you want to read it. It was a great surprise to me. We had been dating for almost a year and I thought he’d propose – but a few months later than he actually did. He didn’t do anything over-the-top or make a huge production out of it (thankfully!), but it was just a nice memory that I have.
I’m excited for this newly engaged couple and the good times that they’ll have in the coming months planning their wedding.
Another facebook friend just got married. Which, of course, brings up good memories for me of our wedding day and how fun that was. (It was also kind of a blur — man, so many things that happened just in 1 day!) I remember the early days of adjusting to living with a new person. It’s kind of like having a roommate, but kind of not like it.
Many, many facebook friends have announced pregnancies lately. I have one friend in particular who hasn’t announced a pregnancy, but is pinning baby things to pinterest. Maybe there’s a baby on the way. Maybe there isn’t. She might just be getting prepared. It’s been fun to see her pin lots of advice to first time moms. Things that 3 years ago, I would’ve DEVOURED.
I remember back to my first pregnancy and how thirsty I was for information. I just couldn’t get enough. I wondered about this. I wondered about that. I pictured how I would handle certain situations. I tried to picture what it would be like to physically give birth. I tried to picture what it would be like to have a newborn.
Some things came to pass. Some things didn’t. I don’t regret all the research that I did, even though I didn’t need 1/2 of it! But I remember the excitement of being pregnant for the first time. It’s was such an unique time in my life. So special!