Big News Day


It's a big news day. 
It's my mom's birthday... and I'm pregnant! 

We're excited, very excited. 

We're also realistic. 
It's still early in the pregnancy - 7 weeks - which means that there is still a chance for things to go wrong, still a chance for another miscarriage. We're fully aware that a positive pregnancy test does not guarantee a baby in our arms in about 9 months.

We decided this time around that we would share the joyous news that we're pregnant. The last two times we've been pregnant, we have kept the secret, then lost the baby and shared the sorrowful news with the world. 

This time, you get to celebrate with us. And if the unthinkable happens, you will get to mourn with us. You can experience the range of emotions alongside of us. I'm just tired of being the bearer of bad news, of posting of my miscarriages after-the-fact on Facebook. 
This time, I am sharing good news. 
This time, you get to "rejoice with those who rejoice."
Please join us in prayer.
Pray for health and survival for this baby. 
Pray for our hearts that are excited, yet fearful. 
Pray for God to be glorified through it all. 

Happy Birthday, Mom! 
It wasn't that long ago that I was lamenting not being able to share joyful baby news with you in a meaningful way.  Well... in God's timing, today that joyful news became your birthday present.


marineof2 said...

Oh Shannon I am so excited and happy for you! Praying that God brings this baby to your arms, healthy and well in 7 months or so! :D

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