"For the Lord God is a sun and shield; He bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold
from those whose walk is blameless."
Psalm 84:11

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A little Howard on the way!!!

God is so good!! As Craig and I approach our one year anniversary in a few weeks, we have been blessed with the news that we are having a baby!! Little did we expect that this season would come so soon, but we are overwhelmed with joy and excitement about what lies ahead!!

I found out on the morning of Saturday, October 3, while Craig was at work. "We weren't trying, but we weren't preventing," which is a common phrase I've been hearing a lot lately and applicable to our situation as well. I woke up that morning, still have asleep, and realized what day it was, and decided to take a pregnancy test. Not expecting anything crazy, as I wiped the sleep from my eyes, I realized that what I saw wasn't a negative sign, but a pretty little PLUS sign!! In absolute total shock, I sat down in the middle of the bathroom floor, trying to adjust my eyes to make sure I was seeing it clearly. After staring for several minutes, it hit me. I'm pregnant!!!!

Tears started flowing down my face and I started pacing frantically around the house! I couldn't believe it! Then all of a sudden, I was overwhelmed with humility. I hit my knees on my living room floor and began praising God for choosing me to carry one of His own. During our time here in Memphis, we've been surrounded by several women that can't have children. So utter humility consumed me in this moment!

Craig wouldn't be home for another six hours, so I cleaned the house like a mad woman and tried to preoccupy my mind! I started thinking of a creative way to reveal the news to him! What I ended up doing was creating 8 different envelopes that contained scriptures that affirmed him as a man and husband! I read each one of them aloud and then shared with him how he portrayed all these qualities so well! The next to last envelope, I blindfolded him and took him to the back yard where the final envelope and a small gift was waiting. Psalm 127 refers to children in a man's youth being like arrows in a quiver, and blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. So I bought a quiver and arrow!! As he took the blindfold off and went to check it all out, I pulled my camera out and video taped his reaction! It was great!! Check it out below.

We couldn't be more thrilled about the gift of life God has placed in my womb! We know and trust that this is God's perfect timing and plan! Please keep us in your prayers as we prepare to embark on the journey of a lifetime. June 10th will be here before we know it!!