Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Feeling grateful

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Most of my evenings and weekends have been dominated with working on my final portfolio for school. I spent seven (sunshine filled) hours on Saturday cooped inside the house writing and feeling sorry for myself. I decided on Sunday I would give myself a break. Brandon and I packed up his bronco and headed to the beach for a couple of hours. The bump and I sat on the sand, soaking up the last bit of summer and watching Brandon surf.
The bump and I watching dad surf
I don't know if it was just the break from staring at the computer, or if the weather really was that perfect - but I could have sat there all day long watching the man I married surf in the water and being so thankful for the time we've had together - just the two of us. An overwhelming feeling of "I married the right person" came over me and I thought back on the last five months. The look on Brandon's face when I told him he was going to be a dad. How he listened to me cry every day about how many times I threw up and how I felt like I was going to die and told me each time that this would pass and one day I would forget how awful it was. How he made sure to leave me slices of muffin, or plain toast on my nightstand every morning so I could get something in my stomach before sitting up. How he did the laundry and the grocery shopping and the cleaning and cooking for three months. How he set alarms on my phone to tell me to eat whether I thought I could stomach it or not. How he reads his favorite stories from childhood (The Chronicles of Narnia Series) to me and the baby before bed. I know that our daughter is going to have the most amazing dad in the world. I have never been so sure of something in my life.

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21 comments:

Mandee said...

this is SO SWEET! You are one lucky lady and it sounds like you totally know it. Enjoy your amazing life:)

Mish Lovin' Life said...

awww that's so dang sweet. What a great soon to be papa you got there :)

xo

The Not Quite Military Wife said...

I just teared up! That is the sweetest thing! Amazing how much they step up to a "soon-to-be" dad while we are pregnant!

Cara said...

SOOOO sweet. I am so happy for you guys!

Danielle Carroll said...

I am so happy for you, Amira! That sure is going to be one blessed little girl!

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

This is such a romantic yet grateful post. It is so wonderful to hear about such a happy couple and such excited parents!

I had the same feeling when I was pregnant (and the horrible morning sickness too!) and all my dreams about the type of daddy my hubs was going to be have come true - he is UNBELIEVABLE and our little girl is a real daddy's girl!
x

Mimi Finerty said...

what a super cute post - I have that lump in my throat before the tears come - and I love chronicles of narnia!!

{[Jessica]} said...

Awe this makes me so happy for you!!!
that is so sweet!! you def. married the PERFECT man for you & he is lucky to call you his forever!! you both will make great parents!! cant wait to see pictures!!

Daisy said...

This is the sweetest post Amira! I'm so excited for both you and your husband. Can't wait to see your little baby :)

Lindsay said...

Oh so sweet! What a lucky girl you are! And how cute are you in that bikini!!? You go girl.

Karla said...

WoW .. Just gave me chills! I am pretty sure that little girl will be a spoiled little princess. Both of you ladies are lucky to have such an amazing man in your lives.

Empirically Erin said...

Amira this is so sweet!!! I love it. That must be the most amazing feeling. I can't wait until I get to tell LoLo that he'll be a dad. That will be an amazing day!

Hollie Ann said...

what a wonderful feeling! i hope jeff and i turn into you and brandon someday! (what you have...not like freaky friday stuff)

Courtney said...

That is so so sweet! He sounds like he is going to be an amazing daddy =)

Liz Brown said...

My dad read the Chronicles of Narnia to us when we were tiny. It is one of my favorite memories (and still on my all time favorite book list.) Make sure Brandon finds time to read them again when the kid is here, too! :)

Lottie Simm said...

what a lovely post.

when my husband speaks to the bump it melts my heart too :)

Melissa G said...

Aw, this is great! I know that exact feeling =). What a blessing! We found out we are having a little girl too! So excited!

Cassie said...

So precious. You both are going to be wonderful parents!

stefanie hurtado said...

i teared up a little bit at how sweet and wonderful your hubby is! i'm sure you both will make wonderful parents!

Katrina {calikatrina.blogspot.com} said...

The sweetest post.

Two lucky girls right there. :)

Cas said...

This was such a nice thing to read :) Brandon sounds great and I'm so happy for you guys. I've been away from blogland for a while so I can't believe how far along you are! That's awesome that you're feeling so well and I hope that school is tolerable these days! - Cassie

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