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2020 Silver Linings: Baby Ellis Brave

Written by: Victoria Bly

The sweetest silver lining of 2020 is our sweet baby boy. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised to find out that our little family of two would be expanding, and we would be adding a new addition to our tribe!


For as long as I can remember, whenever asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” my immediate response has always been, “a wife and a momma!” I became a wife at the young age of 20 years old and still had that burning desire to be a mom. I have always felt that being a mom wouldn’t just be a part of my story, but it would be a massive part of my calling as well.


Have you ever put a dream on hold because it didn’t feel like the right timing, or even the situation itself just seemed impossible? My mom had me at 20 years old, and I absolutely love having a young mom, along with my grandma and great-grandma who are heavily involved in my life. It has always been my dream that I would have my babies around that same 20-year-old timeframe because I love how many generations we would have together at one time.


Because of college and life itself, I somewhat put that dream on hold because it just didn’t feel like the right time. My husband and I didn’t have “big boy and girl” jobs. We weren’t living near our family. We didn’t have the home for it. But we strongly believe that God knows the deepest desires in our hearts, and being young parents was one of those for us.


I truly believe that without the grace of God and his kindness in this timing, we would’ve never “tried” to become pregnant because of all the “what ifs” and reasons as to why not in this season. (Not to mention the pandemic we are living through at the moment.) But God!!!!

Our sweet silver lining has been finding out that we are expecting, and I am over the moon! Little Ellis Brave definitely wasn’t fully planned, but he is fully embraced and loved. He is going to allow me to step into that part of my calling, and I know that he will be the most beautiful addition to our family. It’s hard to believe that I am actually going to be a mom within the next month or so, but I couldn’t be more expectant for the journey to come.



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