Soon after Reese went to Heaven, I met with a woman who lost her two year old son several years ago. She and her husband later had another boy, and I'll never forget what she said about him. "If there is a baby who could heal my heart, it is him." I thought how beautiful that was and one day I hoped to say the same thing about our next child.
GOD alone heals my heart, but He has used countless people, prayers, and so many little and big things the past six months to help soothe our wounds. GOD is filling in the broken places of my heart with His love and grace. I am certain He will use this next little baby to comfort us and give us joy in the perfect way Jason and I need.
Well, it's obvious we need another BOY. ; ) ; ) ; )
Very obvious! We found out today at my appointment with the high risk pregnancy doctor. Although we had an idea based on an earlier ultrasound, today left us with no doubt. We will be making the big switch back to boy. GOD is preparing our hearts and will continue to do so as we prepare for this baby. Our hearts are overjoyed and overwhelmed at this little life!
Jason flew us to Little Rock this morning. Thank you, LORD, for a clear day.
Zach fussed the entire flight, and then after we landed said, "More up, more up!"
Before the big appointment
Lynette was our precious ultrasound tech. We loved seeing all his little healthy parts. Praise the LORD, it's refreshing to hear good news.
Excited & thankful
We surprised our parents with the news with iced cookies. I ordered both colors so we would be ready no matter what. Zach was in heaven, of course, although the icing was a bit much for him. He was too busy bossing our parents around to take a picture. He will love having a little brother. I'm quickly being outnumbered. ; )
It's a boy!
I love you, LORD. Thank you that I serve a big GOD who redeems big in Your way alone. It may or may not be today or tomorrow or twenty years from now, but you know my heart. Thank you that I am 4 1/2 months pregnant with a healthy baby only six months after Reese went to be with You. You know the depth of loss and ache in our hearts over Reese. You know our humility and thankfulness over this healthy little boy. We praise you for our third baby, our second son. Thank you for knowing just what we need.
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways. For as Heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8 - 9