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family of three

May 19, 2014

I can honestly say one of the best moments in my life was when Keith and I went from a family of 2 to a family of 3.


I love our new family. I love how my relationship with Keith has changed as I watch him embrace fatherhood. I love being a mommy and all the emotions that brings up inside of me. Trey made me a mamma and that feels so special.

Here’s what bugs me. It drives me bananas when people ask me when we are going to have number 2. Trey is only 6 months old for goodness sakes!

I feel like this is a typical question pattern throughout life:

Dating for a long time —> When are you getting engaged?

Engaged —> When are you getting married?

Married —> When are you going to have kids?

Have 1 child—> When are you going to have another?

To me, it sends the message that right now is not good enough. We live in a world where we are always working towards another step. But what about right now in this moment? Those constant “when when when” questions send the message that you need to get to another step… what, be happy?

It drives me crazy when people ask me when Keith and I are going to have another baby already. And it happens all the time! It took 3 years for us to have Trey and I want to slow down and enjoy him. I want to be present and grow with him. I want to love him completely and give my undivided attention to him. I want to count my blessings and just be Trey’s mama.

That’s all I want right now. It may be all I’ll ever want. Or we may decide to do it again. But whatever we choose it’s right FOR US. But the point is we aren’t talking about it right now.

Right now we are just enjoying life as a family of 3.


“Be happy for this moment.

This moment is your life.”

One Comment leave one →
  1. Kim permalink
    May 19, 2014 2:51 pm

    We did 1 and done! I STILL get questions on IF we are having another, Bella is 12. No, we are not…not now or ever. I learned to just tune it out….Enjoy every second! It goes by SO fast!

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