Love Conquers All

The world is so full of tragedies lately and it truly breaks my heart.

This week has brought me personal struggles, which in hindsight are completely irrelevant to what is truly important in this life. My house is a mess. Half of our upper floor is in the process of being painted. I have an exam on Tuesday that I am nowhere near ready for. I haven't done laundry in what seems like a year. I don't have a bathing suit that fits. 

And then you hear about the death, violence, and fear that strikes the world every single day, and all of my insignificant "struggles" are completely washed away. 

We all need to focus on love. We all need it, no matter how small or large our problems are. We all need to give love in every single way that we can. We all need to be kind to the people who need it most - the people who have so much hate in their hearts that they commit treacherous crimes that will stay with the world long after they've been committed. That's who we need to love. That's who needs our kindness most. We need to raise loving babies, kind babies, courageous babies, to grow up and to bring this world peace. 

If there is one thing that I wish for my girls to know deep down in their core is that love conquers all. Love can and will save lives - if we are taught that it can. 

If we could spread love as fast as tragic headlines in the news, this world would be a completely different place. So spread love. Tell someone that they are beautiful, that their soul is beautiful and that they deserve happiness. We all deserve happiness. 

Take good care, lovelies. 

We're Growing A Little Baby Love!

WELL THERE IT IS!!! We're expecting our very first baby! We are over the moon and are so excited to share our big news! Here are all of our silly fun announcement pictures that my sister took for us, and all of our bloopers. Some of them just have me in tears cracking up, Jack was a complete train wreck while trying to take these, he was so stressed out! I have no clue why, but it was so funny (poor guy, he's not ready to be a big brother). I wrote a post on the day I took my positive test, so you can find that below if you're interested in my super emotional thoughts :) Otherwise, enjoy these silly pictures of my growing family!!

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It is January 30th, 2016.

I am pregnant.

Oh my gosh.

My hands are shaking, my breath won't slow down.

I, Sarah Elizabeth Gerylo, am growing a baby human.

I have yet to say those words out loud. I have yet to tell my husband who whispered to me this morning that he had a dream last night that he had a son. I cannot believe my eyes. I am seeing things. That is not a second line. But it is. Instant, thick, and clear as day. A little blue line. Another test. A digital one this time. +yes.

Yes? I'm growing a baby? I'm going to be a mother? My heart might explode.

I have been longing for this for so long. My heart has been aching to watch my husband turn into a father, it has been aching to fulfill my life's purpose, my dream.

A baby. A tiny, poppyseed baby made out of pure love.

I am so in love with this feeling, with this family that we are creating, with this love. I am in love with this love.

I braced myself while taking the test, knowing that being one day late was insignificant. I have taken many pregnancy tests, all convinced I was pregnant, only to see a negative. Today, I told myself it would be negative.

It took a sliver of a second to show up. A sliver of a second for my life to be forever changed.

I am 4 weeks pregnant today. I am praying. I am singing. I am blessed beyond blessed. My heart is so full.

I am growing a little love.

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Life Lately 23.01.16

Well, these posts usually start with "life kinda got crazy..." and it did. Again. And my feelings are starting to run wild. I'm inspired, overwhelmed, excited, and even more overwhelmed. Last weekend was my birthday, and I had a little gathering and it was so wonderful. I invited some friends that I hadn't seen in a while, and some friends that have recently been my rocks. A few unfortunate things happened, but over all, I ended the night so grateful to have the people I have in my life. I think my feelings that trickled into this week started there.

The Monday after my birthday party I started a new job, which is always so terrifying to me. I haven't had a new job in over 4 years, because I've been working at the same two places part time while I've been attending University. Now that I've scaled back on my course load at school, I wanted to get another job to fill up some of my hours, and so we can save up more money to build our new house in the country somewhere.

Also, we had our little baby cat, Maisy, fixed this past week, and her incision got infected, so we had to take her back in for antibiotics, and she has been a little conehead for the past week and a half, it is so so sad. She'll have to have the cone on for a while longer, because she can't stop licking at her incision. I just felt so so bad for her, but she is doing just fine!

Basically, I was a ball of stress. We're talking a huge, compulsive anxious mess. It was really hard, and I think most of it was just the uncertainty of my life. I hate not knowing. Not knowing if I'll like the job, if I'll get in trouble, what to wear, how to act, what's allowed, what my hours will be, if I'll be able to handle it... Looking back, it seems so silly, but tell me that in the heat of the moment and I'll crumple into a mess of tears on the floor.

All in all, the week at my new job was great. The people are so wonderful, and I love the passion of the office. However, I ended up working 50 hours that week between all three jobs. It was hard to get outside with the doggies (who definitely felt the lack of exercise...), to keep my home the way I like it, to write my little heart out, and to cook for my husband (and to hang out with him, of course). It was hard, but today... Today I feel incredible.

This management of my time has left me feeling some kind of invincible. I've made new decisions for my life, and I'm left feeling empowered. I'm about to draft up some new blog posts because I'm just so excited!!

Enough of my blabbering, here are a few pictures from this week! Make sure you check out my Instagram to see more of the daily stuff that doesn't make it on here!

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The last picture of my fruit haul will make so much sense in my next post, so stay tuned for a little bit more about my diet!

I hope you're taking good care of yourself, dearest friends! Just know that it does get better. You'll see the sun soon.

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