Jul 05, 2012
So, this doesn't really have anything to do with pregnancy, just journaling. Anyway, it really hit me yesterday that my cousin Beth gets married this Saturday and is moving to Wisconsin! My mom and her 2 sisters were all pregnant together so me, Beth, and our cousin Zachary are all the same age, just months apart :) I got married first in 2010, Zach got married last weekend, and Beth gets married this weekend, how crazy! So my Aunt Paula and mom both got divorced when we were real little (about 3yrs old) and I grew up living with my Aunt Paula. So it was just my mom, me, my little brother Allan along with Aunt Paula, Beth, and her little sister Aubrey. Needless to say, we are all super close, having grew up together until Beth and I were 9 years old. Fast forward and Beth and I end up going to the same college, ISU. Beth, my fiance, and I all got an apartment together and it is my fondest memory of college. Somehow, we grew even closer our sophomore year of college, and Beth got to know the most important person in my life (well, besides my mother and children) which is important to me. Besides Jaime, she was the first person to find out about my pregnancy with Gabriel and her and Aubrey were the first people I told about this pregnancy. These past few years in college together have been great, full of memories - eating lunch together on central campus, my 1st ISU football game, going through mental breakdowns together, girl nights, and so much more.
Beth is the closest thing I have to a sister, and I didn't realize it would be this tough to have her get married and move away. It feels like part of me is moving to another state and the other half is being left behind. I am really, really happy for her and her fiance is a great guy (ha, I remember when she came to me for dating advice about Doug/fiance). I'm just really going to miss her. Though I'm really glad that Aubrey will still be living in Ames next year, so at least I will still have a great friend around :)