Tuesday, July 10, 2012

a heritage from the LORD...

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Psalm 127:3
hello sweet one at 8 weeks-what a precious surprise you were to daddy and I!
30 weeks.. excuse the background ;)

My how time is flying.  It is hard to believe our sweet boy will be here in 10 weeks.  It's funny, it seems like so far but I know it's close!  I chuckled today at my doctor's appointment as this sweet lady asked if this was a boy since I had three of the other boys with me to which I, of course said yes. She went onto inform this was her fifth girl!  I laughed that it was our fifth boy and we were raising up husbands for her girls :)

I have to admit, I really thought this one was going to be a girl (because we have silly thoughts, right?!) but as we got closer to finding out at the ultrasound it became the farthest from my mind.  Simply praying this sweet one would be healthy was the main concern.  And the gift of having another boy was truly that-a gift.  I've heard sad stories of women being terribly disappointed at not having a girl or "another" boy, but I consider it an honor and a privilege to be a boy mama.  The Lord has chosen my husband and I to train up these young men for Him.  It is for the Lord to choose and this is good :)  On the other side of things, it was good perspective for me to be in this situation. I'm hoping I will choose what I say to other expecting parents (especially with siblings around) more wisely, rejoicing in their precious addition regardless of gender or anything else.  Little ears are listening...our boys were and I didn't want them to think they were disappointments.  Maybe I'm over thinking it but kids internalize situations in different ways and I was guilty of our boys seeing their mama be overly excited for someone having a girl.  The Lord is gracious though.  He allowed me to see this, allowing conversation and love and affirmation to happen...oh, how I'm humbled daily (hourly!) by His mercies.

So we begin to enter into this new season...boy oh boy! :)

love it...trying to get a Christmas picture last December.
“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 NIV


Ruth (the blogger) said...

each child is an amazing miracle, which is very easy to remember when we're looking at the little angels tucked into their beds at night...but harder to impart how special they are during the day with all of the little frustrations that take our minds off of the big picture. i've felt guilty lately at how the boys get corrected so much more than their toddler sister. it's hard to be sensitive to their psyches while also training them up.

i was SO SURE that your baby bump was a girl this time! i'm sorry for any pain i may have caused you with my suppositions. your little men all seem so happy and secure. you're doing an excellent job as their mommy. kudos to you for being sensitive to their hearts.

Bree said...

Oh my sweet Ruth-not you at all! I understand with the little ones. I was amazed at how much anger & emotional energy this sweet 3 year old can pull out of me. Thankful for the Lord's hand <3
Love to you friend!

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