I have never ben a huge proponent of Valentines Day, until it changed my life last year. On February 14, 2018 around 3PM, Robert and I found out we were expecting a new addition to our family. We saw a little unnamed 2.1 inch little thing from a sonogram at the doctor's office, and felt a sense of disbelief and elation all at once. We're going to be parents!?!?
We looked at the image of the sonogram, the little spine, so tiny, detailed, and delicate in complete awe. We left the doctor's office with our first picture of 12 week old Liam. The rest of the day was spent walking around Georgetown excited and in a daze together. This little thing was inside my belly! Our lives were going to change forever. Our date night consisted of food that I started craving: kabobs from Moby Dick and cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes. (Yes, I decided that the cravings needed to start immediately).
On this Valentines Day, my heart is so filled with love and flooded with memories of that first moment seeing little Liam on the screen. It's amazing how one moment can change your life forever. One year later, I look at five and a half month old Liam who lights up our hearts with his innocent presence and sweet smile, and I can't believe so much time has already passed. This little image on a sonogram now has his own personality and is his own person. I am astonished every time I think about this miracle.
For me, this day is a reminder that love is awesome, and is something to be cherished. It may be beyond comprehension, but that warm fuzzy feeling that compels you to smile for someone or something is a great gift that is totally worth sharing today and everyday.