I wanted to talk about life-changing moments.
When Will and I got married last October, I was determined to give a speech - as I’m not one to give into social stereotypes! While writing, I thought about how Will and I have already experienced two life-changing moments. I truly believe our lives changed from the first moment we met on Valentines’ Day 2012 - as soppy as it sounds I knew straight away my life would never be the same again. I had met my match. I was not planning on meeting ‘the one’ it just happened unpredicted, unplanned. This was our first life-changing moment.
Our second was the worst kind of life-changing moment - after a year of knowing each other - Will almost died.
I hate thinking about this fact but it is just that - a fact. One second changed both of our lives forever. Will and I live with the effects of that one second every single day. Our lives changed suddenly and without warning - completely unpredicted and certainly not planned.
Everything happened so quickly I have probably not yet been able to actually process the whole experience properly - even now. I was 21 years old and my boyfriend was fighting for his life. Since that day we have been merely reacting to this moment - solving problems as they came along and trying to regain some sense of control - or dare I say - ‘normality’ over our lives.
The reason I feel like looking back over these life-changing moments is because we are about to have a third one! This coming August we are set to become parents for the first time. Although our third moment is going through a monumental change, this one is the only one we have known about prior to the event.
But for this third life-changing moment we have time. Time to prepare and plan for it (as much as anyone can do!!). We have the ‘luxury’ of time to get excited for it, to imagine it in our heads and time to get ready for this exciting moment. We also have the time to feel nervous, overwhelmed and scared about it all - which of course are all the normal reactions for it, which feels fantastic to have some actual normality in our lives for once!!
We cannot wait for our lives to change again!