As my daughter sits on my lap, eating bunny grahams and looking up at me every so often, I can say with absolute certainty that our dear friends, Justin + Abigail, are about to enter one of the best journeys of their lives. Parenthood is full of so many different kinds of moments, and I am sure with their baby boy due any day now, Justin + Abigail are already feeling it. These days are full of the moments with “when is it going to happen?!” type of anxiety. And soon, their moments will be filled with more snuggles than their hearts can imagine.
My first impression of Justin and Abby was their love for each other. We were at dinner at my parent’s house, years ago, and as they talked with my parents, Justin just sat their stroking Abby’s hair. I was on the verge of being a sadie-sadie-married-lady so watching how married couples interacted was at the top of my priorities. Sometimes what I saw scared me, but in the instance of Justin and Abby’s example, I saw that marriage could be just as sweet, if not sweeter [hint: it IS sweeter] than dating.
And then look at them now, about to welcome their precious little boy into the world! Scroll through to see these two lovebirds; it is quite clear that they have a lot of love to share with this little guy.
Oh! And the fun part? These pictures were taken right at the spot where it all began- the UTEP campus. Ah, sentimental and romantic. I’m in love.
“Do you remember when we first met? I sure do.
It was some time in early September
You were lazy about it, you made me wait around
I was so crazy about you I didn’t mind
I was crazy about you then and now
The craziest thing of all,
Over ten years have gone by
And you’re still mine,
We’re locked in time