What happens when (just two months after meeting) a Baptist preacher's son and small-town pastor's daughter surprisingly discover they've committed the ultimate faux pas? Now it's a journey of finding out what it is to love a little baby surprise and what to do about this new husband.

Dear Mom & Dad

Mom and Dad

May 11, 2010
Dear mom and dad,

I’m so excited about getting married to Yohan and planning our big wedding. It sounds like everyone in the family is excited too. Yohan is great and everything seems to be falling into place for us.

Thank you both for your blessings for our engagement. With that said, I wanted to let you know we will be doing the actual legal marriage May 20th. We plan on going to Ashville for a few days and doing something intimate and private for the two of us. This is for a couple of reasons:

Getting married is personal and private for us. I know I’ll only really enjoy having a wedding with many friends and family if I’ve already had that special time with Yo. I’ll be able to spend time talking to the family and friends and sharing a very personal experience because he and I will have had our time to quietly marry each other.

The second reason will shock you. So maybe take a seat. About 3 months ago I found out I was pregnant. Initially, this was the reason we decided to get married at that point in our relationship.

It’s becoming less of a reason and more of an exciting add-on for getting married to a man I really believe is planned for me. Yo and I are amazed at how things are falling into place for us in ways that are not normal or able to naturally be explained. I have no doubts that he is the one I want to marry. I’m not concerned or worried or nervous, which is highly unusual for me.

I realize that this may be difficult news. You’ve always let us kids know sometimes life brings trying situations, and it’s important how you react to those situations. Yohan and I have done our best making the decision we did. We also tried to bring about the news as careful as we could for you, and it was never our intention to cause you any grief or concern.

We’re hoping you both will be just as excited about our marriage and our expecting child as we are. It has been stressful and a bit sad not being able to share the news till now, but take as much time as you need to process this big news and then please call us when you’re ready to celebrate with us.

With Love,


About the baby:

I had a doctor’s visit Monday and we’ve got another visit scheduled in two weeks for an ultra-sound to find out the sex. However, we’ve seen him in ultra-sound three times already. He’s got all his arms and legs and he’s got a nose bone, which is supposed to be a good thing. Heartbeat is good for Jr., but the doctor is concerned about my consistently increasing high blood pressure. With that said, I hope you can be supportive as I especially do not need anymore stress at this time. The last time we saw Jr. he was flailing his arms and legs and kicking both his feet at the same time. It was amazing.