Yes, it is true! Aaron and I are expecting our first baby on March 20th!!!! Even though we found out at the beginning of July, it is STILL so surreal… I can’t even wrap my mind around it! It’s especially crazy that I’m 13 weeks, far enough along that we can finally share our news with the world!
photo by Lissa Chandler
Honestly, I never thought I’d be pregnant only a year and a half after getting married. I had a “plan”… We would get five years of marriage under our belt, save money, and see the world. Okay, maybe we would just take a trip to NYC. But everyone knows how plans tend to go.
In the spring, one of us got baby fever. I feel almost guilty admitting this, but it was not me. Every time Aaron would see a baby, he would just stare at it with the cutest smile on his face, and he LOVED playing with our friends’ young children. Subconsciously, I knew I was done for, but I still had such a closed mind to the mere thought of a baby. Are you judging me yet? Aaron really is such a godly leader and husband. He didn’t pressure or guilt me, but he simply asked me to be willing to pray about it with him… Something I should have been doing all along. It’s no secret that when you finally let go of your plans and desires, the Lord can radically change your heart to fit His. This was no exception. Letting go of my plan and selfish desires gave me such a peace, and my heart was quickly aligned with Aaron’s – open to anything that the Lord would have for us.
Now here we are, a little over 3 months pregnant, almost out of the first trimester. Whether or not the Lord had decided to bless our lives with a baby, one thing is for certain – His grace is far more than we ever deserve. To think that He has chosen for us to be parents, entrusted us with raising a baby boy or baby girl, is far too great of a gift for Aaron and I to understand.
Here he or she is at 8 weeks!
We pray everyday for God’s protection on this baby’s life, that he or she will grow up to radically love and serve Him, and that others will see the light of Jesus Christ through our baby. We are truly blessed beyond measure and cannot wait to meet our little one! :)