Sunday, November 15, 2009

My hopes

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
-Christian D. Larson
This is a poem that my mom had cut out from somewhere and attached to the front of a very special baby book that she made for me...starting from the day she found out she was pregnant with me. I remember glimpses of this book from my childhood, but it wasn't actually given to me until recently after announcing to my family that.....

And although I'm pretty sure that the majority of my blog readership is already aware of this news as well, I now finally feel comfortable announcing it to the cyber world.
Today we are officially 13 weeks along.
Every day we feel so incredibly blessed that a little person...half me, half growing inside me. It is mind blowing. And still hard to believe at times. So I go back to the picture from the ultra sound and remind myself that yes indeed, there is a baby coming...and feel a happiness like I've never experienced before.
So many hopes and dreams for this little baby. Can't wait to meet him/her!


Erin said...

Court - that poem is beautiful and so perfect for you. Congratulations again! As I've said before, you and Nick are going to be wonderful parents to your beautiful baby. I can't wait for the arrival of baby Juhl!

Jaclyn Z. Reiss said...

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!?!?!??! OMG I think I screamed when I got to the "I'M PREGNANT" part!! Court! I am SO SO SO happy for you and Nick, what amazing parents you will be!!!!

Ailie said...

I was screaming too!! Congrats, friend!! What wonderful news!

DeLane & Kevin & Parker Lilly said...

YEA!!!!!! So glad the secret is out now. You two are going to be the most fantastic parents. Welcome to the club and welcome to the most exciting and beautiful journey of your life:) Love you friend.

Matt and Teresa said...

You are so lucky to have such an amazing Mom as a role model. I love how she created a book from the moment she found out she was pregnant with you. What a special gift.

The Haigh's said...

Congratulations Courtney! What an exciting journey you have ahead of you. Enjoy every minute of being pregnant as it is a daily reminder that miracles can happen.

Lauren K. said...

Congrats, I know you and Nick are over the moon excited! Love this beautiful poem, and your sweet mom!

Lyndsy said...

EEEEK! I am sooo happy for the two of you! Congratulations!!!! Woo-hoo!!!

Michelle said...

Thank goodness I can finally discuss this with more than you and about three other people, ha! ;) You already know how excited I am, I can't tell you enough! What an exciting journey that lies ahead! Love you!!!

The Moore Family said...

Courters, I am so excited as you know! Your mommy is truly amazing and I am sitting here thinking how I haven't even started baby books for any of my four children. . . hopefully they will still know I love them. . and I love you!!!!

Stacie said...

Yay!! Congrats to you two! What a cute little babe you'll have! :)