Exactly one year ago, on our nation’s Independence Day, we received great news, news that would forever change our lives. I still remember the day like it was yesterday. I was sleeping and all the sudden I popped up and looked at the clock, and for some weird reason I remember it being 12:15am. I sat in bed trying to go back to sleep, but I couldn't. I had this overwhelming feeling that something was going to happen. You know that pit you get in your tummy, and you have no idea why? Well that’s exactly what I felt. I woke up at 7:30am the next morning, Saturday, July 4th and ran to Walgreen’s. I came home, pissed a stick and there it was, right in our face sat a stick that read ‘PREGNANT’. We sat on the couch staring at the pregnancy test, gazing at the TV (that by the way, it wasn’t even on) and sat in silence for what felt like an hour or two. Those few minutes felt like an eternity. We were overwhelmed with the strongest of emotions. We were happy, confused, worried, ecstatic and numb all at once. I wish I could think of a better word than numb, but seriously, that is how I felt...NUMB! We smiled, we cried, we laughed, we cried more and then from that moment on we realized that we were the luckiest parents ever; knowing that we were blessed enough to be given the chance to bring another child into the world. Little did we know that we were going to get the phenomenal child that we have today; a child whom we can’t image living without. What a memorable day it was.
We love you Lucy Rose! You're everything perfect and I love every minute that we get to spend together. I think I’m overly emotional these days, because just thinking about this memory makes me tear up. I can’t believe how fortunate we are and I’m privileged to be your mother. It’s not always easy, but I would not have it any other way. Happy fetus day Lucy Rose!