But, it's funny how life works. Fast forward just a couple of months and I met this amazing woman named Lyn Lomasi going through a tough time. I dedicated pretty much every waking moment to her. At first, I couldn't really understand why. I mean, she had 4 kids and I was going through a time where I just needed a reason to get out of bed every day. She seemed like a worthy cause. I couldn't have ever imagined that by October we would be so close that I was willing to dedicate the rest of my life to her.
Fast forward to another year later, and not only did Lyn and I work out, but we found out we were pregnant. Yeah, it wasn't the most convenient time to be bringing a new life into the world, but most of the time you can't really plan these things. Besides, Nova was meant to come into our lives when she did and how she did. This has been an incredible journey and I wouldn't trade anything for it, as difficult as the last trimester has been.
It's scary to think that two years ago I would've been extremely jealous of myself now. Yeah, nothing's perfect. But I couldn't ask for a better partner in Lyn and now I am responsible for bringing little Nova Skye Rowell into existence. I am truly humbled by this opportunity to raise a little human being into, hopefully, an awesome adult. This is why I created the Nova Skye Story.
I don't just want to show her off. I mean, I kind of do, like... HEY, LOOK I MADE A BABY! But that's only natural. The reason I actually wanted to make her own blog is because this is very likely the only child Lyn and I will ever have, and I want to treasure every single moment of it. It's as much for her as it is for Lyn and I. Most people have home videos and photo albums. We have those, too, except they're all organized into a blog.
Having a family is all I ever really wanted, and becoming part of this family has been a real blessing. To have Nova be a part of it is more than I could have ever asked for. So I really just want to make the most of it. I sometimes wonder what Nova will think when she gets older and sees just how crazy I was about chronicling every little first and every single cute thing she ever did. I wonder if it will be embarrassing. I sometimes worry that her friends will laugh at her. But I still want to do it anyway. I want it to be my gift back to her for coming into our lives. That's the way that I look at it.
Funny how life works. Sometimes you really do get what you were missing, in ways that you could have never expected.