Hi Heart Cries Readers!!!
Meeghan, a friend of Rebekah, here. This will come as a surprise to her, but I am guest posting today. Her friend Laura and I conspired to high-jack her blog for a very special day. Why you ask? Just a few short minuets ago (in our time zone) the clocked clicked past midnight, bringing forth her favorite day of the year…her BIRTHDAY!!! Rebekah turns 28 today. I want to wish her the happiest of birthdays and thought you would like to do the same. I went back to her blog one year ago and found these excerpts…(you can read the whole post HERE)
“26 was pretty much the worst year I've ever had, so 27 will no doubt be super, comparatively. Last year was the pinnacle of our infertility issues. In October, a few short months after my big day, my world came to a slamming halt and continued to spiral downward after our first and last IUI. We had spent months getting infertility treatments and had agreed that the IUI would be our last step in the journey. On paper everything was perfect (the day of the IUI) and we should have gotten pregnant, but didn't. It was the start of a very dark, very emotional season for Ben and I. We threw our hands in the air, stormed heaven, and walked away from life for awhile. This year is shaping up to be very different (thank God!)”
“Getting older was never a problem for me, until this year...27...it's so close to 30. It's not the "older" part that I'm fearful of...it's the lack of accomplishment that bothers me. When I graduated high school my naive life expectations were to marry Ben, have all our kids by age 30 (I really wanted to be a young mom), graduate from college, and be smack-dab in the middle of an exciting career...Ben's the only steady in my life that actually worked out as planned. The others are a far cry from reality. Kids-none. College-still working on it. Career-not so much. It's humbling really.”
I am so thankful that she was able to check a few accomplishments of f the list. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree, she is starting her Masters (this week), and MOST importantly just two months ago she became a mom to a handsome little man, Tyrus. (can’t really get a better gift than that). The pain of “26” has washed away and, I am sure, that “27” will stand out in her mind as one of the best. I look forward to what “28” will bring.
I have known Rebekah for many years but in the last 8 we have become the best of friends. Along with our husbands we have been through many adventures together. We vacationed together, owned a business together, were in leadership at our church together, and in most recent months became parents together to two amazing little boys. We could not ask for better friends.
Our Precious Boys!!!
Here are a few of my favorite things about her…
*She lives her life with passion and grace
*She is a style queen and tries to keep me looking cool
*She is passionate after the heart of the Father
*She loves her Ben and always sees the best in him
*Most recently (as in tonight) she pushes to the next level when we are biking together…and waits for me when I fall behind. (Some of you may not know, but we are training for a mountain bike race in Nov.)
*She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside
*She is real, true to her feelings, and not afraid to share them
*She stood by me, as I was having children through her darkest days.
*She was with me (in an ambulance) when our second baby came into this world, and again most recently (in a hospital this time) when our little boy joined our family.
*She loves our children unconditionally.
Love you friend. Hope your day is filled with much joy as you relish on the accomplishments of this last year. I look forward to many more adventures as we raise our boys.
So now it is your turn to wish her a happy birthday!!!