On this day last year, my husband and I were anxiously awaiting for the ultrasound technician to tell us whether we would be having a girl or boy. Of course, the technician saved that news till the very end of the exam, which was like an hour long. As she maneuvered around she suddenly asked if we could tell. I whispered, “A boy?” and when she confirmed it tears instantly came to my eyes. It felt like our journey was finally complete.
When we had decided to adopt, thinking I would never be able to carry a child, we were over the moon excited when we found out it would be a girl. The attorney had called to tell me the news and I immediately prayed and thanked the Lord and also asked that some day we would have a biological son. What I didn’t know was that my husband uttered that same exact prayer. In that moment, while I was laying there holding hands with my husband and the technician told us we would need to be buying blue it was the Lord answering our prayers.
One boy, one girl.
In that moment, our family felt complete. Though our journey had been long and devastating at times, we then felt like the Lord was giving us so much. What a blessing to have our girl, but then to have a son?! God is so good! This little boy has captured our hearts. As each day passes his personality begins to emerge and he is just this chill mama’s boy. I can’t wait to see the man he will become. Thankfully, his father is such a wonderful example.
I think one of the important things when you go through tough times in life and have the privilege of having the Lord deliver you out of the situation is to never lose sight of that. Every day I still stare at both my babies and cannot believe the Lord so graciously blessed us with these TWO miracles. I couldn’t have written our story any better if I had tried. And I did try. Every month I would come up with a scenario of why that was the perfect month for me to get pregnant. But God….He had other plans. So often we think we know what is best. If the Lord had allowed me to get pregnant years earlier we would have never been blessed with our sweet girl. Now, we have these two babies just nine months apart. Life is chaotic, but it is the happiest chaos I have ever experienced. I’m just thankful for His ways being higher than mine. May I always remember that!