We’re going to interrupt this week of “Birthday Favorites” to bring you some exciting baby news:
We brought our girls to the ultrasound on Tuesday, but the technician wouldn’t tell us the gender, so my doctor called with the results yesterday. I was very anxious to find out if we were having a boy or a girl, but I was not prepared for how outrageously excited I felt!
I called Ben right away, and it was pure giddiness!:) When he called again later on in the day, he asked, “How’s our son doing?” And then we felt very giggly.
At our picnic supper later on, we gave the girls with an envelope to open, and it was so much fun to watch them trying to figure out what was going on.
Obviously, we would have loved having another girl, but we’re pretty excited about experiencing something totally new and different!
To all those people who chuckle gleefully, and tell me that my whole life will change, and boys are TOTALLY different than girls, and I have NO idea what we’re in for, this is what I have to say:
Bring it on!
I am so excited about this new challenge. I feel like God’s been getting my heart ready for this for a long time.
I used to desperately NOT want a boy. When both Anika and Kaylia were born, I had a deep, secret fear they would be boys. I know nothing about boys. I never had any brothers, and my education in that area is seriously lacking.
But in the last few years, a longing and curiosity started growing, and now this feels right and good and wonderful.
When Ben and I were first becoming friends at Red Rock, many years ago, I interviewed him while I was getting ready to do a talk on dating for a bunch of girls. I don’t remember everything he said, but there was on especially memorable quote:
Girls think boys are so complicated because they’re actually so simple.
I’m hoping he’s right!:) And we’ll figure it out from there!
I’ll be back later with more birthday favorites!