I’m so excited to be expecting a new grandchild in February of 2016! I love all my grandies and adding one more is a great blessing to me. Another blessing to me is the ability to find out the gender of the baby months before it is actually born! I feel more connected to the baby when I know if it’s a little boy or girl in that belly! My son and his wife have a 2 ½ little girl, and I was excited to go to the “gender reveal” party for my new grandchild. I was thinking it was a boy…but it’s a GIRL! I’m so excited to have another granddaughter to shop for!
Here’s my issue though….some people asked me if I was disappointed that it wasn’t a boy…WHAT? Disappointed?? How could I ever be disappointed by being blessed with one more grandchild? Now, I understand that men usually want that son to pass his name on to…etc. But quite frankly, it annoys me when people (I’m assuming well meaning) indicate disappointment when they find out it’s another girl, as if boys were actually more valued? What country is this?? OK, I’m climbing back off my soapbox.
Anyhoooo…this is the main point of my blog today. Isn’t it truly amazing that God has ordained all life into existence? That every child, whether boy or girl, is in the exact design God intended! They have a life story all written out, even before they come kicking and screaming into the world. Amazing! And we, as parents (or grandparents) have the incredible honor of loving them and raising them to truly understand who God is. To help enable them to fulfill all God has for them. Like I said, AMAZING!!
Every time I read Psalm 139: 13-16 I get chills.
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
So, the next time someone announces they are expecting a child, please don’t ask them if they hope for a boy or a girl. Please, don’t! Look them in the face and tell them how excited you are to know that their child was meant to be and whatever GOD decides to bless them with is the perfect gender!
Now, excuse me while I leave to go shop for my little granddaughter coming in February!! All Glory to God for entrusting my son and his wife to parent this precious amazing gift!