This morning when I woke up in his arms, I took a moment to appreciate the intimacy of “just being us” while I excitedly counted off the amount of weekends we have left before our baby arrives.
End of August 2017 we received the sad news that my father-in-law had passed away. During our stay back home in South Africa while we were helping family with funeral arrangements, I couldn’t help but feel optimistic about the future. Midst all the sadness I had a burning feeling deep down in my soul that something big was coming…
One week after we had said our final goodbyes we found out that I’m five weeks along expecting my first little baby! It’s amazing how life constantly changes and God has blessed us with new life just as we had lost an amazing one. From the beginning Charl and I were certain that we would be blessed with a boy, and 14 weeks later on our first wedding anniversary we opened an envelope consisting of the baby’s gender. “Congratulations! You’re having a BOY!” How I would’ve loved a glass of bubbly in that moment! Best. Feeling. Ever.
And this morning, as I happily realised that we only have 11 weekends left before Baby Beyleveld joins our little household I turned around and admired my sleeping husband. The same rushing wave of love that floods over me when I feel our baby kick has always filled my heart when I look at Charl. The thought of being even more in love with his inner AND outer beauty seemed nearly impossible…Until I recently saw our little guy at a 4D scan resembling his daddy’s perfect face! I literally feel like the luckiest wife and mommy-to-be.
2017 left us with a promise of new life, unconditional love and endless adventures awaiting us in the new year. It’s only the start of 2018 and I’m already overwhelmed with joy and gratitude.
Thank you, Charl for being my best friend, soulmate, hand holder, breakfast in bed maker, love machine, spider catcher, hug giver, laugh maker, dream sharer and best baby daddy ever!
I can’t wait to share our little monkey with you.
All my love,
Photographer : Sharyn Hodges
Post Processing : Sherise Louw Photography
Location : Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape