My wife had a suspicion a few weeks ago that she might be expecting. On Wednesday went to the doctor and got the official word that she was.
Today we got to hear the heart beat! We were both so excited that we could barely contain it. Before we had even made it out of the doctor’s office, we were already on the phone calling people.
What makes this so exciting is that we lost our first child. My wife suffered a miscarriage that began the day after Christmas last year and finally concluded in mid-January. We had both been excited over the first child, and were devastated when we lost him. It was a struggle to deal with the emotions and it tested our faith as we tried to understand why God had let it happen. I just came to accept that God has a plan for all of us, and we may never understand the intricacies of it. My wife, of course, had an even harder time with it.
My memories of losing our first child made it hard for me to embrace this one. But that changed after hearing the heartbeat and seeing the ultrasound. How thrilling it was to see that this baby is developing properly, and (so far) looks to be healthy. My mind immediately goes to the future and all the things we’re going to do with the baby, and all the things we’ll teach him…or her.
Psalm 127:3 says, “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
I am amazed that God would choose to bless us with such a gift. A wise man once said that babies are God’s way of telling us that His plan for us is not finished; I’m thankful that even now God has a plan for this child. Please remember us in prayer as we prepare for the arrival of the newest Byrns.