I’m six months late to post this but this is one of the biggest life changes on my bucket list. We didn’t know whether this would be checked off sooner or later but we figured it would never “be the right time” so why not stop trying to prevent that. Then I lost my job and it ended up being a good time to continue what we had been doing for so long.
A month later, I started a new job and was training at my supervisor’s desk when I felt really strange. I felt nauseous but in no way that I ever had before. That night I got a cheap test and it showed a faint positive. I didn’t believe it. So I got four more each time getting a more expensive one each time. By the end, I had a high-tech, digital blue sign.
We had been married for five years though so I think it worked out nicely after the initial shock faded. The pregnancy was good and she ended up being born on her due date. I guess technically it would have been a day after considering I was in labor that entire day. 24 hours later exactly, there she was. A beautiful, 7 lb 10 oz bundle of dark hair.
Our child is definitely a blessing and we are so happy we have a third adventurer to join our clan of us and fur babies. Even during the most stressful times, I’m very thankful for her and wouldn’t trade all the tears (hers and mine) for anything. She is growing so fast and quickly moving up in clothing sizes before she even reaches that age.
We try to take her on as many adventures that we can and cast away the general assumption that life stops when you have a baby. She’s already done so much with us so I feel like I’m doing good by her and us. She gets to expand her mind in big ways and we get to experience our zest for life with her in the hopes of one day, she’ll go on her own adventures and never settle.
Although I am not completing my “good deeds category” all at once, I am grouping them together on a post. The reason is because I don’t want to over glorify the activities I partake in because I don’t care about the recognition or “fame” of doing something for the greater good. I don’t want to be noticed for doing good things. I am merely documenting, spreading awareness, and hopefully proposing inspiration for at least one person reading to go out and do the same. That right there is the entire reason I write at all. Small excerpts will be provided but no more than that, which is precisely why I do not plan on giving each their own post. If one person causes another person to do a kind deed who causes one more person to do a kind deed, eventually we’ll have the whole world looking out for each other. <3
12/24/14 – Pay Toll For Person Behind You
On the way to our vacation, we paid for the person behind us to get through the toll on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge – one of my favorite bridges.
12/10/14 – Donate Toys to Toys for Tots
Basically I stood in the stationary aisle with my husband looking at various Hallmark cards for about twenty minutes until I decided on which cards I liked the most. Trust me. I liked about 75% of them and I could not choose. Flowers, glitter, and butterflies — OH MY! I finally decided on a classy set that would look nicely in people’s homes, on their desks, and on their refrigerators as special reminders of how grateful I am to have these people in my life–and not something that looks like it came from a toddler. The catch is that no one will be expecting them and a different person will be chosen every day for the month of September. I will be mailing some and hand delivering others. Some will be to complete strangers and others will be to those who have been there for me for so long.
I am delighted by the little things in life entirely too much so I could probably finish this within a day. I, however, do not think about or acknowledge what I am grateful for every day so I’m really excited about this item on my list. I will be adding a new set of items every day so stay tuned for more.
I feel that this item on the list is more challenging than that of the ” ask your spouse 20 questions” item. I have been stumped for two days because quite frankly I do not know what I would communicate to myself in ten years but here goes nothing. On August 1st, 2024 you may open this and ponder all that has occurred and how much you’ve grown.
To be honest, this answer-seeking activity was one of the harder items on my list. There isn’t a lot that I don’t know about my beloved husband and although I still learn new things about my other half every day, it could be a harder task than expected. The challenge is finding questions of substance and value that provoke gears to turn in your loved one’s brain. To the best of my ability, I thought of questions he could expand on in which would result in an enlightening response to myself. I challenge everyone in a relationship reading this to do the same. Come up with twenty worthwhile questions to expand your partner’s mind and possibly learn a few things yourself. I think we both had fun with this activity because not only was it a bonding experience, we both enjoy intellectualism profusely. Any opportunity to wake up a side of one’s brain not typically active is always exercising and fulfilling.
There was a Deadpool signing happening at Heroes Haven Comic Book Shop in Tampa, Florida. This event went on around hubby’s birthday so it was perfect timing. Brian Posehn is one of the writers of the comic book; he was there signing issues. Not only did C also get a signature, we scored a photo, and the best part is that the signature was on the first issue of his comic book. We talked to him as much as we could in a small time frame and saw some of his drawings. He’s a really nice guy. He’s also pretty tall.
(The most exciting part—-I saw him on an episode of The Big Bang Theory the other day, with Kate Micucci—and screamed that I met him.)
The strange coincidence of our lives is that so far we have gotten a new pet every year we have been married. If we continue on this path, we may want to get a bigger house.