So while she reflects on her upcoming promotions to Big Sister, Baby Guard Dog, and Food on Floor Cleaner-Upper, we remain in complete shock (and will likely stay that way for the next 20 years - at least).
We've prayed for this, hoped for this, but after several years we decided this was a dream we perhaps needed to let go of. We've been thankful to pursue many opportunities during our nearly 8-years together, some of which we may not have been brave enough to leap for had we had a child earlier in our marriage.
Perhaps for these reasons we are all the more overwhelmed with this surprising, still hard to believe, healthy, wonderful, overwhelming blessing growing strong within me.
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were
written in your book before one of them came to be . . ."