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Sunday, January 10, 2016

How I Told my Husband We're Expecting

It was a Saturday morning in late October when we found out we were expecting. I woke up early as I was planning on taking the test, and per usual the process had me a little anxious. I had taken many tests, many times before and while that little negative symbol had become somewhat of a staple for us, I held on to the hope that one of these times things would be different.

As I took the test that morning, I took those few minutes that seem like hours as I had done in the past to remind myself that if it did not show what we were hoping for that it just meant it was not God's timing for us yet as well as to pray that no matter what the outcome, I would choose joy and not feel sorry for myself the rest of the day. In one way shape or form, one day, I knew that God would shine light on his plan for growing our little family.

Little did I know, that Saturday morning in late October, was that day. The test was positive. I could not believe my eyes. 

Somehow, I was able to contain my excitement and play it cool as my husband woke up for work that morning. (Yes, my lucky guy works on Saturdays.) After he headed off, I set to brainstorming and preparing how I could share the incredible news with him that evening. 

We were planning on making dinner together when he returned from work, so I scanned the ingredients the recipe called for thinking about how I could get creative with them. I landed on a carton of eggs for my inspiration. I formed a plan to create a short poem, attach it to the test (I had taken a few at this point throughout the day just to really prove to myself that it was real...) and then stash it in the egg carton for him to find. 

That evening when the hubs arrived home, we set out to cook our meal. As we were adding ingredients to the pan, I casually asked him if he could grab a few eggs for us. As he headed toward the fridge, I headed toward my phone in hopes of capturing this once in a lifetime moment. The look on his face, the "Are you serious?" expression and the sheer joy, hugs and emotions that followed are ones I will never forget. We feel incredibly blessed to have been graced with this little miracle from God and to begin this unbelieveable journey to parenthood.




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