Though this pregnancy was unplanned (and it is still very early on!) I actually LOVED the timing of this little accident! I really wanted to share my story since we agreed not to tell anyone in our world until the New Year, and I am bursting at the seams!
My boyfriend Benny and I live together, but only recently began thinking about marriage. I am still in college, we are in our mid-twenties, and had generally thought kids were a good 5 years away.
This Thanksgiving, our families met for the first time. At the dinner table, we all shared how much we loved each other's families, and how lovely it was to know what good people we all had in our lives. It was a lovely day.
At the table, a friend of Benny's family mentioned how the Thanksgiving table had changed over the years. From exploding with kids, to waning in the years when those kids had gone of to school, and then again to the growth of the table as those kids came to visit, bringing their loves ones and the families of those loves ones in tow.
She was thankful for this cycle of life, and I was bursting at the seams thinking of the news only one of us at the table was privy to! This table sure was going to get more crowded soon!
Once we got home, Benny and I just couldn't wait to be alone together. We reminisced about the lovely day and held each other in appreciation of our lives. My heart began to pound as I realized "THIS IS IT"!
Could there be a better moment in which to share my unexpected news?
I held Benny's hand to my heart, and asked him to tell me how it felt. He was amazed at how hard and fast it was beating beneath his palm. I was inches from his face, our legs entagled on the couch. I looked him in the eyes and stammered a bit before finally saying the words "I'm pregnant."
His eyes exploded into wide spheres! Disbeleif and shock coursed through both of us. I knew such big and unexpected news would take some time to settle in, and it did. But eventually we came to agree that this was not a change from our plans with each other, it was only a time-line shift.
We are worried about being too young but also we are celebrating that we will have lots of energy to give and lots of life to live after the kids move out! (Oh yes, there will be more!)
We have no doubts about our love, our commitment, or the harmony of our families. We have no doubts that we will be loving parents. So, scary as it is, this Thanksgiving Surprise couldn't have been timed better!
Does anyone else have holiday announcement stories?