My whole life I have always had things planned out: where I would live, what I would do, who I would be. My life has turned out Nothing Like I Expected but it is far better than I could have ever dreamt or imagined.
Being a wife was not high on my list of things to become in my early 20s but God had a greater plan for my life. On August 20, 2010, at the ripe age of 21, I made the second greatest covenant I could have ever made when I married Ian Scott Miller. He was a major curve ball in my game of life, that after some resistance I thankfully embraced with everything in me. Marriage by no means is easy but it has been the greatest thrill I have ever experienced. My life was great before Ian but now I don’t know how I lived without him.
Becoming a mom was even lower on the list of things to be, especially in my 20s. Again, God had much grander plans than I. I always said I wanted an adventurous and meaningful life and I am not sure if there is anything more adventurous or meaningful than motherhood. Judah was born on October 25, 2011 and my life has forever changed. I never knew that something so little could be so wonderful, perfect and challenging. I love my new life as a stay at home wife and mom, it is definitely Nothing Like I Expected my life to look like at 22.
Five years later at 27 I am still often caught off guard at how my life is Nothing Like I Expected but so much sweeter. Baby #4 will be here in December and life is constantly changing, evolving and growing. We have big vision and big dreams. I am grateful.