"Mommy, what's that in your hand?"
"Daddy, why do you have a camera? Mommy said no pictures!"
"I'm gonna get the camera Daddy!"
"Mommy I tried to get the camera from Daddy, but he just keeps snapping away!"
"Daddy, you're as bad as the paparazzi!"
But that was all in fun! Sadie helped us relive the joy of the day in pictures!
You see, three years ago on this day our lives changed drastically when we took a test just like the one I'm holding in my hand in the pictures (and then took four more!) and found out that we were expecting a little bundle of joy. We were actually staying in a motel, getting ready to go to Mass, on the day before we left on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, when we found out I was expecting (and let me say that I would never recommend a pilgrimage to the Holy Land at 7 weeks pregnant! Morning sickness and 12 hour a day tours do not mix well!).
Fast forward to last year. I wasn't sure what day of the month it was when I went to the drug store and picked up a test. I was more focused on other things, like the slightly "morning sickness-ish" feeling I'd been having. I hadn't actually missed the start of my new cycle when I took the test and the results came back instantly with two thin blue lines! As I told Paul I glanced at the calender and realized that it was November 3rd! And in that moment, and because of that other moment two years earlier, this day became a very special day for our family!
Saint Martin De Porres pray for us! We're so grateful for these gifts we've received from God!
And that is how November 3rd became a day of celebration for our little family! I think we'll bake a cake, say our family prayers and just have fun! I feel very blessed!
Edited to Add: This isn't an adding year! Sorry, I wasn't clear enough up above! We're making the test a tradition, but I think this is an off year! We took the pictures since it's a yearly tradition now!