Six years John and I lived the two career couple married life.
Six years of love. Six years of supporting each other, learning about ourselves and our spouse, building toward a strong future, creating a home, a social network, careers, investing in causes we believed in... John enjoyed rollerblading... I roller-bladed (sometimes I stayed upright). I wanted to contribute... John organized beach clean ups with me and trekked to the Wildlife Waystation each weekend. John wished to dive... we earned our PADIcertification, I received the advanced certification (just enough to go most places we desired to go) and he continued through to a rescue certification.
Above, John at the Santa Barbara Harbor.
Those six years were difficult, challenging, amazing and loving. I frequently revisit those years in my mind... the good and the bad. The relationship we built in that time is the foundation we live upon now.
One day I felt different. It will go away, I am just not feeling well I told myself.
I believe this was taken on Henry's Beach.
It did not go away... I was pregnant. In that moment our life and who we were were forever changed.