Our story is a little different.
Meet. Make love. Become friends. Fall in love. Have kids. Get a house. Get married.
Aw heck, What does it matter?
We're happy.I'm the Mama.
Born and raised in Louisiana.
On the elementary school survey asking what we wanted to be when we got older, I wrote "a Mommy." Of course, I planned on that happening after I conquered the career world and had something to offer a baby. At 19, I hardly had what I needed. Then, Little Gabe got here and showed me that all I really needed to possess was love. With love, we can make it through anything. Mama likes junk food, animation, music, children, and blogging.
He's the Papa.
Born in Tennessee. Moved to Losisiana for work, got a little more than what he bargained for.Growing up, he was convinced he was never going to have kids. I guess God had other plans. At 25, he was driving a mini van, getting up at 2:00 am, and spending Saturday nights reading "Goodnight Moon." Daddy works too much and I hate it, but it gives me the opportunity to stay home and be the Mother I've always wanted to be. He's not where he pictured himself 20 years ago. He says this life is way better. His smile is my bliss. Papa loves framing, anything dealing with history, and that man loves to sleep.
We're still kids
So, that pretty much makes us the coolest parents in the world.
Sure, we're silly. One of us (the male) is brainless. Sometimes, we're even a little careless. We're young. We're struggling. We're both still learning about life.
BUT WE LOVE OUR SON.
And as long as we have love, like I said, we can conquer anything.
We're happy... and Gabe is happy.
He doesn't care that his parents are two huge dorks.
He laughs with us, not at us ;)
See, how happy we make him?
I'm kidding, of course.
This was the night that Daddy proposed to me. He wasn't happy about us leaving him to go eat. I wanted to take him, but now I know why Daddy wanted to leave him with Maw Maw! Perfect night, except for having to leave this little guy.
We honestly wouldn't change a thing. This is coming from a girl who celebrated her 21st birthday at Toys-R-Us buying a new playpen. He slept so well that night in his new big boy bed. That type of satisfaction can only come from a child.
Micah and I are best friends. I've never been this close to another human being in my life.Which is weird, because we actually had nothing in common. Now that we've been together a while, we've morphed into each other's reflection, though. We're like the same person. Yep, one crazy, silly, strange, and intolerable person.
Fairy Tales Do Come True
Falling in love was the beginning of my life as I know it. The man changed my life, my views on men, and my outlook on love. He works harder than anyone I know. He provides for us. He makes me laugh... Oh, HE MAKES ME LAUGH. He's also scorned and burned and a little withdrawn.He has a past 5 times more complicated than mine. My goal in life is to restore his happiness the same way he did mine. He keeps me happy. He is so perfect in my eyes... simple enough...
DAY ONE: The Meeting
Friday February 6, 2009
There was a lock-down at the school that I was working at. I was planning on staying home alone that night, but was a little spooked, so I went to my sister's house for the night. As I was pulling into my sister's house, There was a handsome man leaving her house with a mutual friend... I ALMOST MISSED HIM! Anyway, I introduced myself... He had an accent, I could tell he wasn't from around here. Upon introducing himself, he shook my hand. HE SHOOK MY HAND! Ohhh, he had me from the hand shake. His eyes were fixed on my eyes, so respectful. He was such a gentleman, and his hands were almost all callused... A hard worker ;) He stole my heart right away. I gave my number to our mutual friend and begged him to give it to him. Our first text conversations went like this...
"Hey"..."Who is this?"... "Love"...I thought someone was messing with me! His phone was used and had a signature on it that said "love ya sha." He thought he erased it all... but I think he secretly knew he was my love ;) Ironic, right? I love it.
DAY FIFTEEN: Free Falling
Saturday February 21, 2009
Our first "date" was 4-wheeler riding with my sister and her husband. We got in trouble :( haha He made no effort to kiss me and I wanted to so bad... But i'm glad he waited, he made it special. Anyway, It took him about a month to learn how to say my name right, But when he finally learned it, I loved hearing him say it! We were from two completely different areas. We spent a lot of time learning about each other's cultures... I loved it, still do.
DAY THIRTY: A Kiss To Build a Dream On
Sunday March 8, 2009
He kissed me. From then on, we did EVERYTHING together! We wasted no time falling in love. He worked at the factory a few towns away, and he made it a point to visit with me daily... every single day! I was mesmerized... I just didn't think they made them like him anymore. He called when he said he would. He sent me text messages at 11:11 telling me to make a wish. He spoke right in front of my parents. HE MADE ME COMFORTABLE... a feeling that no boy or man has ever given me. I never thought I could love anyone as much as I loved him. Still do.
Some time in this area, we had our first fight. Not something I would want to remember, but it actually went so well that it makes me smile to look back on it... I did the girl thing and walked away upset, waiting for him to follow. He did. We were sitting outside, "fussing." I didn't know how to talk angrily to him. I never had to! He didn't raise his voice and he let me talk. I was trying to fuss and he was making faces. Childish, I know, but I gotta admit, making me laugh when I was angry calmed me down. I still don't even remember what the stupid fight was about! haha
"The course of true love never did run smooth." -William Shakespeare
"The course of true love never did run smooth." -William Shakespeare
DAY ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY: How Sweet it Is
Friday June 26, 2009
He told me he loved me. I waited forever to hear those words. That day changed my life forever. I know he meant it because I tried saying it first (I was new at this) and he didn't say it back. I should have ran away crying, but his honesty made me comfortable.
DAY TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE: I'll Be There
Wednesday October 7, 2009
Our first tragedy. My grandfather passed away. It was always important to me to have a man who could be there for me. At this time he was still working at the factory and took a day off to be at the wake with me. I had nothing to wear and I was a mess, emotionally. He complimented my horrible outfit that I threw together at the last minute. This, unfortunately, was the first time meeting him for most of my family. Everyone loved him. He made me so proud... This was my proof that he would be there. He let me experience the real kind of love. I was 18 when I met him; He was 23. He was much more experienced than me and I was much less experienced than other girls my age. He didn't take his past heartaches out on me. He respected my innocence and acted as though this was his first romance. We did the Zoo dates, the movies, the surprises, he even took me to the park and sat on the swing-sets with me (this was my favorite thing to do before I got pregnant.)
DAY THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN: Now or Never
December 18, 2009
We found out we were going to have a baby! Oh, man! It was quite possibly the scariest day of both of our lives... We had no home, no steady income (nothing close to what a baby would need)... BUT, we did have one thing... determination. From the moment we found out, we were both determined to be great parents! I was so happy... so excited... I couldn't wait to be a mommy. We started preparing right away... All we thought about was the baby! Was it a boy or girl? What would we name it? Would this baby like the people we were? Important changes began to take place in both of our lives. Some things were just not as important now as we thought they were. I don't think it ever really hit us until, Before we knew it... We were parents!
DAY FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE: We Thought We Knew Love
Thursday August 19, 2010
We became a family.. Gabriel brightens our world! Reminds us everyday of what we are thankful for. We love that kid more than anything... Wouldn't change a thing about him. We were scared for nothing. I mean, it's no piece of cake, but it's something I was emotionally ready for, so it sorta comes naturally... Since I was a little girl, all I've wanted to be was a mommy. I take pride in being a good Mother to my son. He comes first in my life and means the world to me. He's a walking version of our teachings (even though he doesn't walk yet.) Hopefully he'll grow into a man that'll make a lady very happy one day, starting his very own love story... Love on, Gabriel.
DAY ONE THOUSAND AND EIGHTEEN: Where Our Hearts Can Dwell
Monday November 21, 2011
We became homeowners! It's a handy man's special and my man has his work cut out for him, but he is amazing with his hands... We are going to make it look amazing! I can't wait to get started! I love my mother and everything, but MAMMA NEEDS SOME FREEDOM! haha Let's do it!
DAY ONE THOUSAND AND FIFTY: I Said Yes
Friday December 23, 2011