Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Last Post Before Baby!

Our baby girl will be here in less than a day and a half- we start surgery at 7:30am Friday. That said, this will be our last post before we reach "family of four" status :)
First off: 
Paul completed his bachelor's degree!
Two weeks early! This is such a big achievement for him, and us as a family, but it has been a bit buried under the arrival of baby girl.
I am so proud of my husband. Three years ago in August we were married and 3 weeks later we found out West was on the way. Paul, at age 20, not only loved me me through that turbulent and tearful first year of our marriage (which still surprises me, considering my attitude and actions), but was transformed by God into a solid spiritual leader who still patiently and gently points me toward truth when I'm being ruled by emotion. He also worked 2 jobs and attended school double-time. When Westly was born my amazing husband continued to grow into an amazing daddy. We became a team- both of us working full time, him going to school, and both learning how to be parents. Since October 2008 Paul has been working full time at Corban, which allowed me to stay home with West (such a huge answer to prayer), and in Feb 2009 he began an accelerated program at Corban to finish his Bachelor's in Business.
I am so amazed to look back on how much he has accomplished, what a strain these last three years have been for him, and to know that through it all he never sacrificed being a godly leader and husband, my best friend, or an involved and helpful daddy. Instead he sacrificed his sleep, his leisure time, his hobbies, himself- and I am so grateful and admire him so much for it you would see me blubbering if I tried to say this in person.

Thank you, Sweetie. You did it! The trials have been really hard at times, but because of them we love and know each other so much more deeply than on our wedding day. I wouldn't trade a minute of it.

*Deep breath*
I also wanted to share a few last minute updates for baby girl, but they feel pretty insignificant now!
My friend Tara made this mobile for me, it is soooooo adorable. I tried, but I really can't do it justice in a photo.
Still, isn't it the sweetest thing you've ever seen?
This one I made to be our girly's night light. 
It's a tree, but I can't seem to show that in a pic. Oh well, I really like it. You will all just have to drop in and visit us after she arrives and see everything for yourselves!


Family of 5 said...

OH I love the mobile Tara made you! So cute! And your nite lite how creative! I will definitely stop in to visiti after lil lady is born! Praying for you guys as you being the fabulous 4! :)

OH and CONGRATS Paul! That's so great!

amanda said...

Tell Paul congrats for me!! I'm super proud of him too! :)
SUCH cute decorations! Little Br(e)iella will be excited too!! (every time she screams will let you know!)
Love you guys!