Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Last Monday morning, October 13th, I watched with complete surprise as once again two little pink lines appeared before my eyes. Not wanting the disappointment of another negative pregnancy test (apparently my PMS symptoms are becoming more and more like pregnancy symptoms), I had been determined to wait for several more days before even considering that I might be pregnant. But all it took was my husband’s question, “Aren’t you going to take a pregnancy test?” and my mind was changed. Completely prepared for and expecting a negative result, I was quite shocked (but happy!) when that second line appeared. I kind of think my husband somehow knew that I was pregnant–or that he was at least hoping so. A few days before when I made a comment with the assumption that I was not pregnant, Travis said, “Why would you say that? Don’t you want to be pregnant?” I’m so blessed to have a husband who, like me, trusts God’s timing for children and welcomes them as a blessing.
We are praying fervently for this child whom God is forming in my womb. I know of so many women who have conceived only months after suffering a miscarriage, and now it is me in those shoes. I am humbled by the knowledge of God’s sovereignty in this situation, and it is my hope and prayer that, like my first two pregnancies, all will go well this fourth time around. I know that this baby will never “replace” Ande in our hearts but just like the first three will find a whole new place of its own there. And so I will end as I began as my heart joyfully sings, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow!”