On Saturday, June 18th I spent the late afternoon photographing an nontraditional Bar Mitzvah. It was loads of fun. Afterward, I visited the Motherland [Target] for last minute Father’s Day cards and a pregnancy test. A quick visit to the loo and I left with a smile on my face and a secret in my bag — it was positive! I was so excited that I barely even gave it a second glance before tossing it in my purse and two-stepping all the way to the car. We were pregnant! I immediately called my sister with the good news. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to wait to tell my husband. Sunday was Father’s Day and this was going to be the best gift EVER. If ya’ll know me at all, I seriously cannot handle surprises. They literally burst from me. So, when I got home I sent him back out on a false errand or other while Benjamin and I signed our cards. I had picked up an extra from the baby and included the positive test inside. We basically assaulted him with our gifts when he got home! Hah. Everyone was very excited.
good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”