A few years ago it seemed like all of my friends were getting married at once. It was like this mass marriage phenomenon of all the late-twenty-something people I knew. For my first marriage I was pretty young – I had turned 24 a few weeks before the wedding – and by the time I was 28, I was getting divorced. So it seemed that my marriage was breaking up while all of my peers’ marriages were starting.
Luckily, I met Brian, the man of my dreams, around that same time and knew pretty soon after we met that I wanted him to be part of my life from then on. For our wedding this past summer I was 31, and many of those friends who got married while my first marriage was ending had started families or were patiently waiting for their due dates to arrive.
This morning I went for a walk with my friend Becky and then we went to Seven Stars Bakery in Providence afterwards for coffee (though, for the sake of accuracy I will tell you I actually had hot chocolate 🙂 ). I saw so many moms (and dads) pushing baby carriages during our walk, and at the bakery there were babies and toddlers everywhere I turned.
Every day, more and more, I’m ready to be a mom. There are babies, babies everywhere, whether it’s in my Facebook newsfeed or, well, seemingly any other place I go, and I’m hoping that 2013 is the year Brian and I bring a baby into this world, or at least have a due date to anticipate.
I think about the fact that I’ve done a complete 180 on the idea of having kids, since I was pretty content with being child-free for awhile. All I can conclude is that it’s just the right time, and I’ve found the right man. I can’t wait to hold our future baby in our arms.