Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I'll love ya tomorrow...

Tomorrow is pretty much my fave day of the year. Brian has to student teach until 3:30 and then works until 8 or 9p. So, we won't get to spend a whole lot of time together. BUT I am still so excited. We always make dinner together and open presents.

This valentine's day isn't going to be as good as the last. Let me fill you in bc I didn't know most of the people who read my blog a year ago:

My last period was Jan 13th and We had been trying to have a baby for a couple months with no hope. Almost every month I would take a test and to my dismay see only one line meaning "no baby yet". I was starting to get very discouraged. During stake conference- I can't remember when it was- a speaker said something to the effect of "patience equals faith". That quote stuck with me and I plastered it all over our apartment. I decided that it would happen when it was supposed to. If I showed patience then I would automatically be exercising my faith. And if I was faithful then I would obviously be patient bc it would happen in His time. So now it is my new motto to life. It was Valentine's day and Oswego & Syracuse got nailed with a storm. We were recieving about a foot per hour of snow. My work in Syracuse called me and closed for the day- and they NEVER close. So, Brian still plowed his way to school but I got to stay home! Lucky me! So I was talking to my very bestest friend Shelby online (who lived in VA at the time- her hubby is in the USNavy). She told me I should take a test. I said I didn't want to because I didn't want to be dissapointed like I had so many times before. Well, I thought about it and I had a test at the house and decided that I might as well take it. So, I went into the bathroom and took the test. I then proceeded to the bedroom where I got on my knees, crying, and petitioned Heavenly Father that his will be done. I had never said that before. I always just prayed that I would be pregnant. So I prayed and cried for the whole 3 minutes. I went back into the bathroom and I saw the 2 lines from the door. We had did it! We were going to have a baby! I jumped up and down and was absolutely elated. I thanked Heavenly Father over and over. It to date was the best feeling of my entire life!! I trudged through the snow to JCPenney which was in walking distance. I bought a cute little light green sleeper with turtles (size nb) and went back home. I wrapped the outfit up with the test. I got changed into my Valentine's clothes and I waited for Brian to come home (about 8 hours later). He opened the gift as soon as he got home and pretty much cried. We were so happy. We were becoming a family. He then made a yummy shrimp scampi dinner and we enjoyed the rest of the day!








I knew without a doubt that it was God's plan for me to get pregnant then bc I got baptized Oct 14th and I was sure I was going to get pregnant right away because I got baptized and joined the church so I knew Heavenly Father was happy and was going to bless me with a child. Well, my due date was Oct 20th. That was the first Saturday that Brian and I would be able to be sealed in the Temple!! We were able to get to the temple before Parker was born bc we went on a weeknight (oct 16th)- my exact day of confirmation a year later. We went to the 8pm session. I was induced the next morning at 7:15am. Parker Brenner Steffen was born Thurs the 18th of Oct at 6:39pm. Talk about a busy couple days!!



4 comments:

kmelanese said...

WoW! Sounds like you had a good Valentine's Day last year! Taylor came 3 weeks early so we didn't get sealed until after she was born. That is cool that you got to do it before. Hope your Valentine's Day is good tomorrow!!

Brooks Family said...

That is such an awesome story!

Lori said...

I remember hitting our year mark from finding out. It's crazy how fast the has gone.

Our Story said...

How sweet. Clay has that same sleeper outfit!