Monday, May 4, 2009

I usually hold onto things for a long time. Emotions, memories, physical objects, what have you. So I went up into the Leonard's attic to clean out some of my belongings that I've had stored up there since freshman year. And what did I find? My maternity clothes! All of them. I almost cried when I saw them. I remembered trying to squeeze into my old jeans until I absolutely could not fit into them anymore. Deanna was getting too big for my regular clothes, and I was feeling awful about myself. Mrs. Leonard took me out and generously treated me to a new outfit every once in a while. I might have been an emotional train wreck, but hell if I didn't look good while I was doing it! I decided to wash all of the clothes and donate them to a local crisis pregnancy center. It was a tough thing for me to do, since I like to hold onto things. But I realized that someone else needs them more than I do now, and I hope they bring someone the same joy that I felt while wearing them. Let's take a look back into the archives and see what I looked like as a pregnant 18-year-old...Warning: I've never publicly released these photos (you should feel very lucky!) My baby shower at the Leonard's home in June of 2005. Senior Blast-Off celebration after high school graduation. Best friends at my high school graduation! Robbie's mom, Mary Beth, and I at my baby shower. My older sister, Michelle, and I at my high school graduation. Leonard home...location of my and De's baby shower and home to my maternity clothes for the past 4 years. There's plenty more where that came from too! Stay tuned...I'll be releasing hospital picture as soon as I muster up the courage... Amstel


Katie said...

I didn't think they made cute maternity clothes but you somehow found some!

Chelsa said...

you were adorable! i love how it seems that robbie's parents were so supportive and cared about you so much too.

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