My dear friends,
I am overjoyed to announce that Adam and I are having another baby! Oh to feel life dancing within me for a second time is such a gift! It is with great reverence that I approach the throne of God to thank Him for gifting our family with another child. I am greatly humbled… what an honor to be pregnant again!
From the moment I had Gianna my heart burst open with a new and different love for another that I had never experienced before. This love consisting in giving of myself to my dependent and precious little daughter. Experiencing motherhood with Gianna changed me. Gazing upon her I would often wonder, “How could something so wonderful happen to me? Is it even possible to experience such glee and joy all over again?” As my love continued to grow for my husband and daughter I honestly could not wait to have another child! I realized my heart continued swelling with love for my family after Gianna was born. It was my ardent desire to pour out this love I had received from God upon the members of my family.
How exciting that I get to give the gift of my motherhood to our second child! It is with great joy and anticipation that I get to witness Adam become a father all over again, except this time to our second child. Our little Gianna gets to become a big sister for the first time. How she has taken on her role so beautifully already by hugging and kissing the baby within my tummy every single day. Truly, not one day has passed that she has not asked to kiss and hug my tummy with her little sibling within. Oh that I get to become a mother all over again to our second child. My husband and I once again get to receive the opportunity to work together to lead another child to Heaven. How could I not desire the gift of motherhood to another child?
I am already past the halfway mark for this pregnancy and will never stop marveling at the creative power of God. Each person He fashions together in the womb of a mother and already has a plan for. One of my favorite movies is “It’s a Wonderful Life.” One of the lines from this movie says, “Each man’s life touches so many other lives, and when he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” How true this is! We never will know the impact each of our lives has on the rest of the world. As a stay-at-home mother I am learning that even the smallest tasks I undertake are significant when done out of love for God in union with our Blessed Mother. How great then must it be to cooperate with God’s creative power as He creates a whole new person! My baby growing within me is called to do something great for God! Our baby has already touched our lives and what a wonder it is to daydream the plans God has for our child.
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” Jeremiah 29:11.
Please pray for our family, especially our littlest member to arrive May 2019!