Oh hey. Still here. 3 days late. Seems appropriate for my child.
I did something different with this baby. I asked God to give me insight into her life, her personality, who she might be in this world, BEFORE she gets here.
It wasn't something I legitimately thought through. I didn't pray about it deeply or think through the best possible course of action on how to hear from God about her.
It literally just fell out of my mouth one day in worship. I was leading a song, a specific line came and after I sang it I murmured off mic, under my breadth, "This is gonna be her isn't it?"
Yes, He responded. And you get to walk her through it.
We tweaked our name plan later that week and I've been pouring myself over scripture and books and prayers and songs that will nourish this part of my parenting. For both my girls.
And you know what, it's surprisingly come with a huge wave of excitement.
I thought for sure it'd be overwhelming, and I'm sure that will come once the rubber meets the road. But this new season of nourishing my home, my marriage, my girls and myself in the hidden soil of God's presence, it's been comforting, soothing, and life giving to say the least.