I’ve been rather patient waiting for today. Since the beginning I had a calm; a peace.
Nothing to hurry about.
Besides, I felt I secretly knew already, like the Father had whispered it to me early…
Patient for many months. Quietly pondering in my heart.
But today. Today I was eager.
Three of my little crew were witness, giggling and waiting. The clear jelly made a funny noise when it was squirted on my bare mid-drift. Little eyes watched the show on the screen. So did I.
In only a moment, it was confirmed – that which I knew already in my heart.
I have another daughter.
One of my daughters squealed with joy.
Although I would have been ecstatic to be having another son, I am warmed at the Father’s lovingkindness in giving me another girl. And the irony, it gets me. I always thought I’d be mother to four boys.
Today was no surprise. The Father had given us her name more than 2 years ago.
Olivia. Derived from Olive Tree ~ a symbol of Peace.
“… you children shall be like olive shoots around your table…”
One of her middle names means ‘light’ – just like her big sister.
Now, more than ever, I feel like this is Our Blessed Life. His lovingkindness has overflowed to us.
We watched her wiggle and wave. Kicking, yawning. Her nose looks like that Hazleton nose I prayed all my kids would have.
Although the Father was sweet enough to give me this monkey with my nose.
And I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Ah yes, the boys are outnumbered.
And life is good.