That seems to be the end to my story as I tell everyone I know that we are expecting our third child! I am still in a state of shock I think, because we were neither trying nor preventing, and "here we go!" When I think of the reality of having three kids, I get completely overwhelmed. When I think of the aches and pains of pregnancy, I get completely overwhelmed. When I think of putting three kids through college, I get completely overwhelmed. But when I think of the fact that we put this decision in God's hands, getting off birth control, and neither deciding to or not to have another baby, and God gave us this baby, I am amazed. All babies are a miracle from God. And I know this baby is a miracle from God. But it's as if God has given me an answer to one question that I have been asking myself for months. "What if God has another baby for us?" Well, He does. And that makes this pregnancy even more special and wonderful.
Charlie and Madeline are very excited and both want a baby sister. Actually, Charlie wants twins. I promptly told him, "No!" but then I told him that it is God's decision if we have a boy or a girl or, even, twins. My life is about to be turned upside down either way, and I am at the same time excited, nervous, scared, overwhelmed, in shock, and so completely blown away by God's grace and faithfulness. As my friend Debbie always says, "What God brings us to, He'll carry us through!" I know this will be a wonderful addition to our family and yet another opportunity to fully depend on God for my every need.