Ok, so I left of at Jon and I having to make a HUGE decision. We were faced with having to get the birth father of Austin to sign over his rights so that Jon could become his "on paper" dad. He was already the daddy of Austin. He played with him, gave him baths, put him to bed, and loved him. Thats what a true dad is all about.
The day came for us to go in front of the judge and let her decide if Jon was "fit" for daddy material. Of course, he passed with flying colors. So now Austin is Austin Bryce Andrew Russell. We added Andrew in the mix because Caden was an Andrew and so was Jon. Anyway, back to truckin' along just fine. Jon had a good job, I had a good job, we bought our first house.. but really its a town house.
I stopped working when Caden was 2 1/2. Jon and I decided I was going to stay home and take care of the kids and I would do a part time job while Austin was in Kindergarten and Caden was still in daycare. Well daycare was so expensive, that I ended up taking caden out and staying home with him all the time. That proved to be really hard for me. I felt like Caden needed more than just me all the time. Our Church has a wonderful day school that God blessed us with. He gave us a full scholarship for Caden to attend three days a week. It was awesome. By this time, I had decided that I didnt want to be just a mom and a house wife. That was a little on the dull side for me.
After much thinking, I had decided I wanted to be a wedding planner / coordinator. By now I was a 23 year old mom of two children and finally had figured out what I wanted to do in life. I did some online classes and got my degree in wedding planning. I never knew there was a degree for that, but I guess these days there is a degree for anything.
I love what I do and love the fact that I can do it while still being a mom and a wife. Granted I now have three jobs... mom, wife, wedding planner... but its still fun and keeps me going.
So now here I sit, 25.. almost 26 years old with a very supportive loving husband, two beautiful children, and a job I love. Who knew it would have turned out to be like this. Me... 16 and pregnant... 19 and pregnant again. God works in so many ways. He has stood by me though all the hardships and I could never thank him enough.
Well Im glad you decided to read! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!
P.S. I have a wedding this weekend, so wish me luck. Its a pretty big one. One that I have been working on for over a year now.