My daughter got married last May! We thought we’d be able to throw a party for their first anniversary at least but here we still are, moving back into a high risk category in our county and still with family that’s not vaccinated. It was a wonderful wedding, though! It turned out to be just… Continue reading bethany l.
Category: 06 – Breaking Ground – love, marriage, and babies, in a pandemic
Personal stories about falling in love, getting married, and having babies during a pandemic.
We added a ‘bonus kid’! One of my daughter’s friends. He’s a college student, but has been on his own for some time. He was couch surfing when covid hit. He’s ours now!
We had originally planned to marry on 10/10/2020, and then off to Italy for our honeymoon. It was a dream vacation for us both. We saw how the pandemic was really starting to get bad in Asia. I knew it was coming here and I knew it would be bad. Ultimately we decided against our… Continue reading linda b.
Sarah and I had planned to be married exactly 30 years after we met as teenagers, in the town where it all started. A month out from the big day, with everything booked and paid for, the first lot of major lockdowns happened in Australia. Suddenly, every plan we’d made for the year was thrown… Continue reading craig v.
My husband and I got engaged on January 4, 2020. I attended a bridal expo one week later and we started booking vendors and searching for the perfect venue. We had our security deposits paid and the venue secured by the end of January for our June 20th wedding. Invitations went out to 175 people… Continue reading kayla k.
I’m 46, and I’m from North Carolina. Three years ago, after my divorce, I headed out to the West Coast to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. I walked from the Canadian border to South Lake Tahoe, CA. Since winter was approaching, I decided not to attempt continuing the trail through the Sierras, and instead I… Continue reading christian d.
I fell in love with someone I wasn’t expecting to even like. I spent most of the pandemic working on me and concentrating on my kids. It happened when I least expected it.
I met my fiancé November of 2020. We started dating and got closer during the pandemic. This could make or break a new relationship! We helped each other and learned a lot about each other and fell in love. We got engaged on March 6th this year.
My husband Paul and I have been trying to have a baby for 15 years and have done every fertility test and treatment you can think of. About 4 years ago now we did two rounds of IVF with a top doctor in the field who we loved and trusted, and both times our little… Continue reading julianna l.
In November of 2020 I gave birth to my third baby. His birth was one I never thought would happen because my husband had decided, after the birth of our second child, that he was happy with two kids. I was heartbroken and attempted to come to terms with this for years since I could… Continue reading amanda c.