Joined a dating site, along with a friend. Never really thinking my Prince Charming could finally actually be looking for me. At the time I sort of started giving up on the idea of finding someone who would really care for me. I started chatting with the Beefmaster and found common interests and similar passions very quickly. After a couple of days of chatting we took the plunge and met for
a coffee very many cups of coffee. One thing lead to another, kind of quickly and we were officially a couple… With a kid on each side, so more like a family!
April 2010 – I met his parents.
At some point after that – he met my mother
The beefmaster arranged a magical evening away for two. He arranged with a friend of mine to babysit my kid (*still to be awarded a name for the blog) and sneaked me to a little getaway spot at Hartebeespoort. With a picnic basket and a bottle of champagne he proposed to me and I said yes!
We started planning the dream wedding for the 8th of August 2011.
Shortly after starting the wedding arrangements, I was informed that I had been retrenched. I started the race in search of new employment. We tested what was a kind of new relationships. And we did pretty well.
Commuting between Pretoria and Johannesburg. Need I say more? I found alternative employment, although it happened to be in Johannesburg. This meant a lot of the daily activities regarding my son was left in the very capable hands of the beefmaster. Again, as little fun these twists are – they make us stronger and more capable.
Because of all the commuting and lack of time and or energy – we decided to postpone the wedding date. The new date was set for the 1st of October 2011.
For a long time the beefmaster and I thought of the idea of adding to our family of four. The idea was to document the cycles; to have the factory looked at and to start trying for a baby. With so many people out there battling to fall pregnant, I was petrified that we would battle for conceive.
07 February 2011
The gynaecologist confirmed that we are in fact pregnant. 5.5 Days to be exact :)
Pregnant and commuting to Johannesburg with the added bonus that the baby would probably be due in the week leading up to the wedding, if not on the actual planned wedding date.
But as seen with all twists, good comes from them. First and foremost, from the beginning of May, I will no longer be commuting to Johannesburg. I managed to find employment in Pretoria – I am thrilled. Regarding the wedding – Will we get married? Most definitely. Will it be in a big white dress – who knows! And does that really matter?
So there we go – short and sweet, with a lot of detail left out. But nevermind that, there is still lots of time for detail :)