I had to rub my eyes and blink a few times to make sure that my eyes weren't playing tricks on me. After about 30 seconds it all hit me and I couldn't stop shaking with happiness, shock, and excitement. I knew the minute that I saw those words on that test that I couldn't wait another second to tell Scott. I ran straight into the bedroom, shook him gently, and said "Honey, wake up I have something to tell you." I handed him the test and waited for a reaction and heard the words I had always dreamed of hearing, "Huh, I have no idea what I am looking at???" Okay, so that wasn't exactly how I pictured the moment, but give a guy a break it was 5 in the morning! I filled in the pieces and said, "WE ARE GONNA HAVE A BABY!" At that moment, happy tears filled my eyes and we hugged each other, it was finally happening for us! We had our baby!
Even though the journey to parenthood was filled with a lot more bumps than I ever thought we would have had, I am so thankful that it all worked out in God's perfect timing. Any challenge you face in life will only make you stronger if you choose to look at it in that light. With God by my side I am confident that we will ALWAYS come out the other side of a challenge with a positive resolution, and He has never let me down nor will He ever. Whenever I had my doubts about this becoming a reality for us, I loved standing on this verse.
1 Samuel 1:27
"For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him."
This child has been covered in prayer and dreamed about for so long before it was a reality. They were something that I petitioned the Lord for, and I knew that if He did it in the Bible then that surely He would answer my prayer today, and He certainly has. This little baby is a joyous answer to all our prayers, and I cannot wait for them to arrive and tell them all about it!
I hope that you will follow along with us over the upcoming months as we start on this great adventure towards becoming parents. I cannot wait to continue to share my heart and life with you as we wait for our little blessing to arrive in February!