So, yea. As if we weren’t getting a crazy enough start on adult life . . . Josh was halfway through his graduate program, half a year into teaching, and I wasn’t even a licensed massage therapist when we decided to buy a house. Awesome, totally feasible, completely exciting. We found a wonderful house, began to fit the motions of buying it into Josh’s tight schedule and I began working as an LMT. Exactly one month after I began my new career a welcome surprise changed our lives for good. I’m pregnant! Wowza! This may seem like mayhem, but it is in fact bliss, and made for a most special Valentines Day.
We soon decided to get crackin on what we’d been putting off til we
had “time.” What a silly thing to wait for, because it just keeps
moving. I’m speaking, of course, of making the married life we’re
living official by celebrating with you all! To us the event is really
for loved ones to come bear witness to a promise we’ve already made, no
more valid or real, just shared publicly, and to make merry with good
food and booze! (No booze for me of course) This house we’re aiming to
get has a yard fit for hosting such an event, which did not escape our
notice, and so long as we close soon and can get the necessary repairs
done in time, we plan to get married late this summer. We’re picturing
pig roast, camping, good music, etc.
Though I’m completely aware this provides far off family and friends
with the difficult decision to either come to our wedding, or any other
time when you could see a beautiful baby, we’re doing it soon anyhow.
I’m due mid-October, which will conveniently, inshallah, place an infant
in my arms in time for the holidays. You are more than welcome to come
out for the wedding, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and/or any
other stinkin day of the year to celebrate with us.
We just returned from a lecture by Vandana Shiva tonight, and yea
it's a pretty crazy world to bring a child into. I can't say whether
the future for this little one will be brighter or darker than ours, but
I do believe we'll be giving him or her a great start and hopefully
instill values and inspiration to also make the world a better place. I
cannot express my gratitude enough for the incredible family that
surrounds Josh and I; with you we know we'll never be an island and
always have a community. We certainly didn’t think new careers, buying a
house, getting married and having a kid would all happen in the same
year (more like over the span of five years), but shoot we’ll take it,
Also, unless you are close family that has never moved, PLEASE send
me your physical address so I can send you purdy and proper
announcements in the neari-sh future. I’ll send more updates, probably
via my blog, soon.
Much love and big hugs