The Here and Now

Seven years ago, I remember sitting in my grade 12 math class and being told by our math teacher that the next ten years of my life after graduation would be some the most pivotal ones of my life. I didn’t believe him at first, but he was right. He went on to tell us that in the next ten years, we would not only graduate, but also, most likely attend and finish post-secondary, settle down in our chosen careers, get married and have kid(s). At seventeen, that seemed like a little craaaazy, not to mention, a lot to achieve in a mere TEN years.

It’s funny to picture myself in that moment now, sitting in the back of the class in my blue and red kilt (for those of you who don’t know me…yes, we wore uniforms! That was not my outfit of choice…), next to the guy I would eventually marry. Although a lot has happened in seven years, it also feels like just yesterday that we were in that classroom.

In the last 7 years, David and I both went on to finish high school and eventually started dating. We both went on to start post-secondary and each did one semester in areas that we would both eventually leave and both moved into fields that suited us better…much, much better! We went on to getting “certified”, started our careers and got married, after four-ish years of dating. We moved churches, got a house, continued working and building our “nest” and after two and a bit years of marriage, had our little baby Jason.

A photo of us one morning from when Jason was about two months old

It’s is funny though, how seven years can be written up so neatly into a few little sentences. It’s easy to pick the big things and forget all the little things, which is a big reason that I want to blog it all – the good, the bad and the lessons learned. I often hear (mostly related to parenthood) that the days are long, but the years are short. I think that that is SO true and relates to life in general. It’s so easy to get caught up in the everyday, and boom, here we are seven years later…parents.

So with that, here is my (our) journey as we navigate through marriage, parenthood, friendships and life in general. Until next time!





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