There are things in life that exceed expectations, and things that fall short. Marriage has definitely exceeded my expectations. Six years into our marriage, I can still say that my husband is my dream guy and my best friend. Don’t gag.
On the other hand, my career hasn’t quite turned out like I’d planned. Life is what happens when we’re busy making other plans, thus sayeth The Beatles. Does anyone’s career ever turn out just like they planned? Even if they end up with the career they wanted, is it ever as good as they imagined?
Two months into my life as a new mom, I’m pretty sure that parenting is going to exceed my expectations and then some. She is much more amazing than I could have imagined. Nothing is better than holding my beautiful little girl while she looks into my eyes and smiles and coos. I’m so looking forward to hearing her say her first words and watching her take her first steps.
These are the moments in life that matter. I don’t want to miss any of it.