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Sitting here in the quietness, my heart begins to stir as I hold my breath, full of hope . . . hardly daring to move lest this new fragile reality somehow breaks and shatters into nothing.

Amazement washes over me, unbelief . . . excitement . . . but then once again, unbelief.

Two pregnancy tests lie on my bed, both, positive.

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All in one heart-stopping, milestone moment the world spins on this wide-eyed girl, who, just one year ago, was one great big pause inside, lost in the significance of it all as wedding magazines covered the floor, and 21 years of living were being sorted, thrown, or packed and hauled away to a new place. One year ago, I watched as my dad found room in the trailer to slide in one last box of memories and close the doors, latching them securely. I turned around in the darkness of the early morning drive, and choked up as I watched my childhood home appear smaller and smaller through the backseat window.

But now the world spins and all the many milestones in life are shifting from the perspective of being one’s child to bearing one’s own, the circle of life making its way around yet again; the clock ticking on as generation after generation is born, matures, and bears its own; Satan walking about seeking whom he may devour, the eyes of the Lord RUNNING, searching for that one whose heart is perfect towards Him.

Time has swept ever so quickly behind me, leaving behind a wonderful year of young love for the scrapbook in my heart, and presenting yet another remarkable and beautiful chapter. The dawn of this new season in life is shining brighter and more beautifully as I allow my heart to believe . . . I am a mother.

  1. Laura

    March 16th, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Oh Emily! How my heart is filled with joy for you!!! This brings such a huge smile to my face, and I pray the Lord will bless you and baby with health and that this little one may have a love for the Lord just as its parents do. Many, many congratulations to you and Ben! 🙂
    This post is beautifully written and the pictures are wonderful! God’s richest blessings to you!

  2. Emily A.

    March 17th, 2014 at 4:43 AM

    So happy for you both!

  3. Chels

    March 17th, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! what amazing news!!

  4. Camille K.

    March 17th, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Congratulations!!!!! Love the post and pictures! We’re very, very happy for you both!!

  5. Sarah

    March 17th, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    This is soooooo exciting! I hope you’ll take lots of pictures throughout the pregnancy. You are going to be such a fun and wonderful mother! I can’t wait to see how the Lord blesses this new season of life – for you and Ben!

  6. Christina

    March 18th, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    What lovely news!!

  7. Hannah

    March 19th, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Emily, I’m SO excited for you and Ben! What wonderful news! It was so precious to read at the end of your post “I am a mother” in this day an age when so many view themselves as parentless until the child is born. Yes! You ARE a mother! May the Lord give you and your husband great wisdom as you prepare to welcome this little one into the world! You’re going to do such a good job through HIM who gives us strength!

  8. Emily Mitton

    March 19th, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Hannah, you caught a very purposeful comment! Life begins at conception . . . my baby is just as much a baby now as it will be when it is born! Thank you for your positive comments!!

  9. Lauren

    March 19th, 2014 at 6:28 PM


    Congratulations to you and Ben!!!!! What a beautiful, well-written post!!!! Blessings in this new season of life!!!!

    ~Psalm 127:3~

  10. Rebekah K.

    March 19th, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    We’re so happy for you guys! I’m also glad I don’t have to bite my tongue anymore! Love you and praying for you!

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