I'm realizing now, more than ever, how quickly each moment fades into the next.
Yesterday's activities are already tomorrow's past, and that can make it easy forgetting just how we got where we are today.
So for fun, I thought I'd make a small collage of pictures highlighting favorite parts of my own journey thus far.
Welcome to my little "blast from the past!" :)
My first job at the local library. I was a glorified paige/clerk, which involved checking items in and out, helping patrons locate books/topics of interest, plus processing all the new materials we ordered-books, dvds, cds, etc.
(Btw, isn't that lip gloss something? I'm like 95% sure it might have actually glowed in the dark.)
Meeting my husband Nate through his mom, who also worked at the library with me. She set us up, and after our first date, he called me every day. So I figured he kinda liked me. Or was massively desperate. :)
(This was taken at a youth rally the first month or so after we started going out.)
Getting married. The picture quality is poor-can't seem to find my original cd of wedding pictures-but a very happy day, nonetheless! We tied the knot exactly one year after our first date. :)
Missions trip to Peru. The church we helped build is right behind us. Pictured from left to right: me, Nate, and our good friend Karen. We had an absolutely wonderful time there, full of awesome experiences and lovely people we'll never forget. I'd love to go back someday...
Pregnancy. Here I am, ready to pop, and itching to meet my daughter, Ava.
(If I'd known how awful the labor would be, I might have told her to stay in there a little while longer. )
Giving birth to our little 8 pound bundle of joy, who's head got stuck and refused to come out no matter how hard mommy pushed. But after 10 centimeters of agony-on my end-and a little cutting-on the doctor's-she made her grand arrival!
(And then mommy was in such pain, daddy and Ava had to stop and get her some happy pills from the pharmacy on our way home from the hospital.)
Enjoying almost a whole year with my precious girl. Yes, she will be one on the 19th!
Celebrating 6 years of marriage... While it hasn't always been easy, it's worth the effort, and I thank God for all He's blessed me with. :)
These are some of my most memorable moments; what are yours?
I'd love to hear, if you'd like to share...