Sunday, August 15, 2010
August 15, 2002 was a very special day for me. The LORD had already blessed me with SIX super sons in the previous 12 years and I loved them more than words can express; however, my heart did long for a daughter. I prayed and prayed throughout the pregnancy that God would PLEASE get me to neutral, but truly I never did reach that state. I remember them wheeling me into the delivery room and feeling desperate for NEUTRAL because I wanted this child to feel loved whether boy or girl!
We live in a small rural community and our doctors don’t put on airs which will explain the next part of the story. I had 3 doctors in the surgery room [this was my second c-section] and when the baby was born the room ERUPTED with shouts of joy like I’d NEVER witnessed. SHOUTS of ‘IT’S A GIRL’ resounded so loudly that I just BURST into tears, praising God for His love in giving me the desire of my heart! One of the doctors even came over and spread her legs in front of me shouting, ‘LOOK, IT’S A GIRL’!
Since then, the LORD has blessed us with another super son, but my Mary is a special ‘living fragrance’ [the meaning of her name] among all this testosterone. It’s been 8 years ago today, and truly the EXUBERANCE has NEVER left me! I love being a mom to boys! In fact, I think I would have a hard time if I had 7 girls! But, this one daughter is precious beyond words and I give thanks to JESUS everyday for her life!