An Unexpected Blessing

Some women have that perfect idea in their head of what they want their life to look like. They want to get an education, get married and then have beautiful little babies. My fiancé and I did things a little backwards. We had our daughter Avery when I was 17 and Josh was almost 18. We were not expecting to get pregnant especially since we were so young. We were planning on waiting until we got married before becoming intimate or starting a family. Josh and I struggled with the decision we made of not waiting until we were married. We knew we made a mistake and have worked very hard to live in obedience, making things right with each other and with God. We have now choose to wait until we are married and are very happy with our decision. Having Avery at the age we did and still working on finishing high school brought a lot of extra work to being a parent but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Avery has taught me so many things and continues to be the light of our lives. Avery has taught me what selfless love is. How to find joy in everything. How to take life not too seriously. And how to be the best mom I can be. I can’t put into words how happy a hug from Avery makes me when she wraps her little arms around my neck and squeezes me so tight. She always tries to make everyone smile and loves to share her toys. I wish that I could take credit for teaching her all these things but it is truly gifts that God has given her. God knew Josh and I needed Avery and I can’t imagine anyone other than us being her parents. We have the most precious gift that I never want to take for granted. If I few years ago I would have known I would be an 18 year old mother of a 1 year old the first words that would have popped into my head would have been worried, stressed, busy, and tired. But now the words that come into my head when I think about being a mom are joy, patience, unconditional love and pure happiness. I wouldn’t trade being a mom for anything in the world.

“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalms 127:3

Avery newborn

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Welcome to my Blog!!

Hi I’m Cassy! Here is a little bit about myself. I am an 18 year old mother of the most beautiful, smart, and loving 1 year old in the world. I am engaged to her daddy Josh Willis who is 19 years old. He is the most amazing, caring, thoughtful and loving man I have ever met. He inspires, supports and loves me with all his heart. I know lots of girls say “I am the luckiest girl in the world” but I truly am the luckiest girl in the world to have such an amazing man by my side. We are getting married July 10th 2015 at Camas Meadows Golf Course and we are so excited! We are currently getting ready to make a life changing move to Knoxville, Tennessee and start our lives as a new married couple. Our life is everything but calm and quiet. Avery learns new things every day and keeps us on our toes. Besides being a mother my life consists of taking care of my family, doing crafts and DIY projects, organizing, and cleaning. I love lists and having a clean house which is at times a challenge with a toddler so I am learning to embrace the mess the best I can.  I have always loved writing stories and reading other mom’s blogs so I decided to start my own blog and write about my life and everything in it.

I hope you enjoy it and continue to follow my posts 🙂

– Cassy