(We thought it would be fun to recreate our pumpkin announcement picture on the same day one year later. It totally was!)
(I took this picture on the morning of the one year anniversary of my positive Mabel pregnancy test)
I’m telling you the absolute truth when I say that I look at Mabel and I still feel shocked. I honestly can not believe that she is here and that she is real. Sometimes I feel like this must be a dream because how is she here? I was telling my BFF the other day, that I had really, truly given up on the possibility of ever having more biological children. I did not think that it would happen. We never, ever, ever stopped trying because Jim and I both knew how wonderful and amazing it would be if it happened(and we were right!), but I just didn’t believe it would happen for me.
But then it did.
And it is Mabel.
You guys, (I’ll be writing about her more later this week for her 5 month update!) but she is just the most wonderful baby. I’m crying just writing this out because she is such a gift. We wanted her so desperately and it’s just totally unreal that she just showed up and came into our family. She is so wonderful for all of us and we are just so crazy thankful for her.
After a very brief stint in adamantly proclaiming that “we have enough babies”, Abigail has taken the stance of wanting alllll the babies. She asked me one day how we got Mabel and I told her that her Daddy and I prayed for a very long time for another baby and He finally gave us one. So, she has taken it upon herself(bless it) to pray at lit-er-ally every single prayer, “God, please give us another baby. But this time, instead of a girl baby, make it a boy baby. And his name will be Finn Montgomery.”
Jim and I still want a large family and we still want more babies- with girls like Abigail and Mabel, how could you not want more?! So, we’re joining Miss Abigail in that regular prayer for that boy baby(or another girl baby 😉 ) that maybe someday when the time is right again, He will answer that.
Obviously, I have learned now, that you can’t ever give up completely. Because anything is possible with our God.
But, more important than that, is even if you do, He is still good enough to give you the deepest desires of your heart anyway.