As my pregnancy progressed, I became constantly more grateful to my past self for selecting writing as a career. I couldn’t imagine working a regular job with my quickly growing belly.
My self-employment also provided endless maternity leave, the need for which arose at a much quicker rate that I had anticipated. I could hardly believe that it was already time to welcome my little angel, but the sharp pain in my abdomen and liquid rushing down my legs left no room for doubt.
My beautiful Aria was born a few hours later, and I had never felt more right about anything in my life than I did the moment I held her in my arms.
Of course, it is only natural that any child created out of such pure love is nothing short of the perfect addition, and will grow up surrounded by love.
Malekai has been progressing up the ranks of the military career, and with Aria’s birth, decided to strike out on his own path.
Mom and dad bought him a house, just like they had for my other siblings.
Malekai’s move was timely, as we discovered soon after that our house would be gaining another new member.
Cullen is an amazing father to Aria, and she is never short on love or attention, as the only infant in a house of four adults.
Like me, Cullen works from home, but as a painter.
It wasn’t long before my stomach became quite rotund, and my little Aria’s first birthday was upon us.
She is a perfect mix of her father and I, with Cullen’s black hair and my green eyes.
My sister Raina, who married her high school sweetheart Bobby Wilkes and has a little girl, Allyson, close to Aria’s age, is expecting her second child.
As our family continues to make contributions to the population of Cottonwood Hills, we also add to its structure to help it grow. I have funded a business park with a bistro to add to the opportunities in our growing city.
The growth of our city and our family go hand in hand, as soon after the opening of the building, I went into labor for a second time.
Cullen and I proudly welcomed our second child, Declan, into our family and the world of Cottonwood Hills.