Monday, December 9, 2013

Surprise Blessing

So here is the background on our little surprise blessing.  Most of the people who read our blog know our fertility journey which I share  some of here.  There were many frustrating years and tears in that time, and I still ache for those in this phase of life.  It's hard and it hurts.  During those days we vowed to trust in the Lord and his timing and for us that meant not using birth control after we had our first child.  I am in no way saying that if someone uses birth control they are not trusting in the Lord's timing.  I am saying this was OUR conviction.  Plus we always said let's just have them back to back.  So after Brant was born I never went back on BC.  In my mind I just knew in 2 years or so we would start the process over again for baby number 2.  God had other plans and we are rejoicing in those.   

Ephesians 3:20  "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."

And the rest of the story....
Saturday, October 26 we had friends at our house and were just finishing breakfast.  I was starting some taco soup for supper because we were all set head to the pumpkin patch with some other friends that afternoon.  I start opening the beans, and they smelled terrible to me.  I called Ike over to see if he thinks they are bad.  He knows immediately!  I have a terrible sense of smell so this tips him off.  He says you should take a test.  I was sort of thrown off, but I do and well it says pregnant.  I was in complete shock.  I've taken so many pregnancy test I just was not expecting it.  It took me a little time to really let it soak in, and I will admit I was am scared of having two babies basically.  However, I think it will be so great for the two of them to have each other, and I pray they will be the very best of friends.  We really could not be happier to be adding another sweet baby to our family. 


Jennifer Bell said...

Congratulations to you and Ike! I am so excited for you!

Chelley N said...

That's so wonderful! I would love to have two so close together. I think it would be hard, but so, so fun!

Laura Drewry said...

I am so excited for y'all. Brandy!!! Im secretly praying for a little girl this time!! ;) But another sweet boy will be amazing, too I know…but just saying…YOU need a girl :)))
Anyways, Congratulations to y'all and your children are blessed to have you and Ike as their mommy & daddy! ;)
Love y'all!!