I'm a late-20s female with not pets or children, I'm not trying to get pregnant and we can't have pets where we live.So while I don't feel a drive to have kids, I do feel a pull on my heart to have a pet and try to live vicariously through all my friends that have them. It's dog paradise here, and instead of cooing over babies, my husband and I coo over the cute little french bulldog that lives down the street. I'm a lady of a certain age who honest to goodness does feel a bit pressured...as in everyone's having kids, am I doing something wrong? But then I think of where I was a year ago and am reminded that I am just physically not quite there yet. My body is still in the process of healing itself so taking on growing another person is just not in the books for me yet. But happy news, my levels are still improving and as of my last blood values, I finally have a platelet value over a hundred (102)!!! And most importantly, I'm feeling generally stronger and healthier that I did even six months ago. Yes, I still can get winded and am not the best at crazy amounts of stairs but honestly, who is?
So today as my husband and I celebrate our second anniversary of getting married, I think back on these last two years, both the excitement and the challenges. How we were almost halfway around the world from where we are right now, joining our lives together with only a few friends and an army chaplain on a chilly Virginia day. I am so grateful for that special weekend, an oasis before the last week of my former career, and the beginning of a life that is still changing. Last night we celebrated with a special dinner out, watching the sunset and taking a couple hours to enjoy each others company.