~ Meet Tamira
My name is Tamira, and I am 31 years old. On March 28, my husband Gary and I were surprised with the news that I am pregnant again. When I say surprised, I mean shocked to the core. Another child was not even in our thoughts as we already have a 13 year old, 10 year old, and 18 month old daughters. I am ashamed to admit it, but I was so depressed and disappointed about this pregnancy in the beginning. It took me several weeks to even begin to want to write a journal about it. But as I finished my first trimester and my belly has really started to grow, I can't help but to be excited about another baby. I have accepted that God wasn’t ready for our family to be complete.
My life is a lot different now than in my last journal. I am now a stay at home mom, and I am homeschooling my two oldest daughters Brooke and Rachel. My husband has taken on a new profession as well, so that I can stay home. He is an over the road truck driver, so he is home only about every 2 to 3 weeks for about 3 days at a time. That has been a tough adjustment for all of us, but mostly for him because he misses us so much when he is gone. I really admire him for making such a big sacrifice for the girls and I. I think that what made this pregnancy so hard to adjust to is that for most of it I will be without him. He was such a big part of my pregnancy with Violet that I was scared to go through this one without him being here everyday. Of course I talk to him several times a day by cell, and he encourages me always.
We are all so excited about having a new edition to our family. My oldest girls are such a big help with Violet, and I know they will be great with this new baby as well.