I'm still in tears as I type this today.. thanking God and praising Him for His grace and mercy on Rick and I. He truly is so faithful.
It's been two weeks but I'm still in awe as I sit here and feel my little "girl" kicking and hopping about in my belly.. Yes, he has blessed us with another little girl!!!!
We are so thrilled and we have a pretty strong feeling, we will get to watch this one grow up!!!! =) This one I truly believe, we will keep.
God is so good.
November the 10th, Rick and I walked very anxiously into our gender ultrasound, fully trusting God heard our cries for mercy... And He did.
He answered. =)
I sat there holding my precious Rick's hand as I heard the words we had prayed so hard for... "It's a GIRL!"....
A little girl.
Tears instantly came.
Praises were shouted; and it was there we watched our precious daughter moving all around the ultrasound screen. She kicked her little legs, stretched her little arms and wiggled all around. She was perfect. She is perfect
I looked over to the love of my life and watched the smile that was upon his face grow.. I felt in that moment, that God gave me so much of what I asked for..
More than for myself, I wanted this for Rick. And God gave him just that.
In the next few moments I just took it all in.. I listened to our tech say "she" and "her" and I felt like I was in Heaven.. I remember feeling just like this when we found out Madeline was a girl.. it felt so good. So healing.
Rick and I left that day with the biggest smiles on our faces. I think we both got to the car and screamed! We were so happy.
We both truly believed God was blessing us with another daughter, but hearing it and seeing her made it so real. He truly gave us what we asked for.
He is so full of mercy.
We went to lunch that afternoon and just sat there in tears, praising God and thinking how happy the boys would be when we told them. For they had prayed for this too. <3
After lunch we went shopping for our sweet girl to pick out the first few special things from just us. It's a tradition after each gender ultrasound appointment.
We both were in search of the "perfect" thing.. and we were filled with delight as we peeked through racks of pink to find just that.
Did I say... pink? =)
This Momma of three boys has never been happier to fill a cart full of pink items. I still can't believe it. God is so good.
As we drove home to pick up our boys that afternoon, Rick and I sat in silence (our minds filled the events that had just taken place) and we listened to the music playing. I looked over at him as we traveled down the road.. He smiled and reached for my hand.
It was a perfect day.
Our hearts were overflowing.
We quickly put together a gender reveal party and invited over our sweet families to tell them the good news. I'll never forget the looks on some of their faces. The hugs, the smiles... the tears... This baby continues to heal all of us.
God has sent us another reinforcement to His plan.
Oh my He has had a plan with our lives.. I often tell Rick... I just LOVE the story God is writing with our lives. He truly had a plan..
And even though we didn't see it then, on the saddest day of our lives... His hand is unfolding it to us now.. day by day...
Oh how we have been celebrating our sweet little one on the way...
Our bunny baby... Our Mercy girl...
Her name will be...
Emmaline means whole and entire.
Mercy means something which to be thankful for.. a blessing.
God couldn't have led us to a more perfect name for our sweet girl.
He has been speaking to me about "mercy" for over a year now and I truly knew that would be our next baby girls middle name. I felt like every time I read a verse about mercy or heard a song with mercy, God was whispering to me... just wait... She's coming... Be patient.
She was worth the wait.
I will always speak of my Madeline Grace. I will always wonder who she would be today. I will always look at Emmaline once she arrives and wonder how much they would've loved each other.. But I know He had a plan.
God is so full of grace and mercy..
We do not deserve anything but yet He's blessed us SO much.
Oh how grateful we are. We can't wait to meet her. <3
Just before the reveal...
Bow ties or tutu's??
I'm loving Rick's "surprised" face... haha
He's going to be a great big brother!
Lexie Lu sporting her tiara and tutu
For this child we prayed... and God heard our cry! So grateful for our sweet Emmaline on the way!!!
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; Psalm 103:17
Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. Psalm 123:2
Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: Psalm 136:23
The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: 2 Timothy 1:18
Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 2 John 1:3
Thank you for rejoicing with us!!