This past year has gone by way too fast…
It seems like yesterday that I was plugged up to machines and IV’s (sneaking M+M’s in my mouth)…counting down the moments that I would welcome our little girl into the world.  When they told me I was 9 centimeters – I burst into tears because I knew it was just a matter of time.  And I was scared.  Life would never be the same – and there was no going back.  That Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 5:28PM – my life changed forever.  For so long, I struggled with what my purpose was on earth – and over the course of this year – it was revealed to me…and that was to become a MOM.  I was so scared and nervous of what it meant to become a MOM…the responsibilities, the decisions, no days off…and now I can’t imagine my life any different.  Even tho I always knew I wanted children, it was never something I daydreamed of – or put on my vision board.  But God had his own vision for me and I am so grateful that he chose ME to shepard the life of a little angel named Bobbi Elle Margaret Metelus. Life has new meaning for me and for that, I am eternally grateful.

      Bobbi Elle (aka Belle) turns one today….it has been an emotional day, recounting all of the moments from a year ago…it was emotional for me because its a reminder of how fast time goes by….how blessed I am to be chosen to be a MOM.  I’m also reminded of how many family and friends have joined me on this journey, and treats Belle like she is their own.  Those who have encouraged me and supported me…She is sooooo loved by so many and that means the world to me.  She is a special girl who lights up any room she walks into.  I pray that THAT light continues to shine bright in her and pours over into everyone who comes into contact with her.
      Thanks to my other love, Bobby, for this gift of memories that was captured over this past year.  Watching this brings me tears of joy…and I am grateful that God is allowing us to do it all over again.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this journey. God knew just what he was doing making you and B parents. You guys are simply wonderful!!! Much love Rich!!

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