“The day I found out I was pregnant was the day I reconsidered all the priorities of my life!”
I was working at the office one Saturday afternoon in May. It was the first time I had been in the office in the past 3 days. If you know me at all then you know this is a not like me. I take pride in hustlin’ to accomplish my goals and growing my business. The last couple months had been very hard for me as my grandma was on her death bed. I was spending as much time with her as I could and I would work from my laptop by her side every day. I spent the night with her for 3 straight weeks only leaving when I had meetings to go to. I worked there all day every day for the last two months of her life. That Saturday morning I’ll always remember, I left Memaws around 9 am for a photo shoot. After the shoot, I headed to my office to organize and edit the photos like I normally do after a shoot. Time got away from me as it normally does when I’m at my computer and it was 3:02 pm when I got a call from my wife. She made small talk by asking what I was doing and then told me to come home. Now, I could something wasn’t normal when she asked me to come home and so I asked “why?” she said, “just come home now and that I can go back to the office afterward”. I knew something was up, she would never say “just come home now”, it just didn’t make sense.My heart sunk immediately because thought my grandmother just passed away. My wife wouldn’t tell me this over the phone, she would tell me in person. Every emotion and every thought you can imagine went through my mind on that 4-minute drive home. I tried to be positive and not assume the worst, I prayed she was going to tell me something else, that I would get to see my grandmother again. But, my mental toughness couldn’t beat this one, I thought selfishly first, how could I be editing photos while my grandmother passed away. Moments like this really put life in perspective, of what really matters.
As I walked into the house I see our bathroom light on and yelled “Love, what’s up” scared for her replied but prepared, and nervous. She responds, “I’m in here”, as soon as she responds, I knew my grandma didn’t pass away! I was immediately relieved but confused because my wife is loving, caring, and compassionate, she wouldn’t ever respond like that if she was telling me my grandma passed away, so what was it. I was so confused why she wanted me to come home. As I turned into the bathroom she handed me a pregnancy test…. “umm what is this” I said, “you know what it is” she responded in a playful way. I stood there, looked at the test and then look at her… I literally scratched my head and said “Life comes at you fast” we both start laughing. We planned on having kids and always wanted to have kids but it seemed like every time we set a timeline we would always push it back 6 months or so… It seemed like we were never really ready and based on every parent I’ve talked to it seems that this is a reoccurring theme, that you’re never ready for kids lol. Now, I know this to be true. We even said we were going to start trying in August and here we were in May pushing it back again because everything that was going on with my Grandma… Well so much for our plans.
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
AMEN! Isn’t that the truth.