I remember walking around the neighborhood with my then fiance', talking about what we'd name our future children. We had 6 names picked out, three boys and three girls.
But then we had twins...then autism, then ADHD, then another boy, and then ear infections, severe asthma, multiple food allergies, constant illness, and autism again, and ADHD again... that kinda put a damper on the thoughts of having any more children.
I had totally given up on the thoughts of more children, but I so much wanted a Rebecca Joy in my arms. I think I may have even gone through the grieving process that this would never happen. If anyone asked if we would have more kids, I'd always reply with a quick, "NO!" (with the "are you crazy? We have enough going on as it is." implied!)
We were overwhelmed enough. It couldn't even be thought of.
But God knew how much we wanted another child, and probably...it was Him putting that desire in our hearts. He saw past all the rubbish, stress and insanity of our lives, and he decided to give us a baby girl after all...
Psalm 37:4 says, "Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart."
How wonderful is that?
I had my first ultrasound this week and she (yes, the answer to Princess Buttercup's prayers for the last 2 years have been answered with a big, "YES!") is doing wonderfully!
Here is a picture of my little skeleton:
A final thought: From the beginning, God has had good plans for our lives, and no circumstance, no illness or disability, no evil intentions, not even Satan himself, can thwart His plan.
"Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do." Isaiah 46:9-11