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Why we are waiting to have children

Hi friends! So glad you’re here!!

I posted a few polls on my Instagram where I asked if you wanted more lifestyle/personal posts and you guys wanted me to talk about more personal everyday matters. I wanted to discuss something with you that’s personal to me, but hanging on my heart lately. Let’s get into it!

My husband and I dated for 4 years before he proposed and this year will be 7 years since we started dating. We got married on 05-21-16 when I was 19 and he was 22. Yes, we definitely tied the knot super young, but when you know you know.  However, since we decided to marry so young we have definitely went through a lot of struggles together and we really had to grow up together.

We both discussed children, college, careers and honestly just what we wanted out of life before children came along. We both love kids and absolutely want to start a family, but the timing just wasn’t right. This may be an unpopular opinion, but I actually want to live my life before being a full time parent. When I say live my life I am meaning traveling, going out on dates with my husband, having a lazy day where we do absolutely nothing, and doing things spontaneously. I’m not saying any of those things aren’t possible with children, but it’s definitely a challenge taking them along compared to just the two of you. A child is another human life that you have to care for EVERYDAY idk how I feel about that yet because honestly sometimes I forget to brush my hair. My hubby and I kid around all the time saying you know that child has to live with us every night and stay in our house and we have to feed it LOL! You know how sometimes you get so busy that you forget to eat or just straight up don’t have time? Yeah same!

This May we will be celebrating 3 years of marriage and I honestly can’t believe it’s been 3 years since we said I DO it feels like it’s been 15 years! We feel more ready now than we ever have well let me rephrase that “I feel more ready than I ever have” Jordan has been ready for a baby for A LONG TIME. He’s been really supportive of me wanting to wait and letting me finish school. If you read my Nursing School blog post last year then you know that I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and I’m happy to say that I’ve finally figured out what I want to do. My goal is to finish school before any babies, but if it’s in God’s perfect timing then I’m okay with that!

Let me know if you can relate!

XO- Miranda


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