Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I Finally Got To Surprise Him!

Expecting a miracle Pictures, Images and Photos

As most of you know, we are expecting our first miracle baby Lord-willing in April! It still gives me chills and makes my heart smile to even type about it. God is simply amazing!!! One of my good friends shared this phrase with me and it really blessed my heart: "Every test has a Test-imony". It's so true, it's written all over God's Word...God provided for so many people in the Bible..over and over again. I myself really connected with Hannah whom the Lord remembered in HIS time!

Ok so several of you really wanted to know how I shared the news with my hubby. Those who know me, know that I'm always trying to make everything meaning..even the smallest detail. Since we tried for a while I had plenty of time to envision the moment when I would break the news to my husband. About 2 yrs ago I went on a myriad of websites that had pretty neat ideas such as...bake him a cake with a + sign on it, put baby food in his lunch bag, buy a bib and put in on the table for dinner, sing/play a song, write him a card and so forth. Even though these were neat....I wanted to be be unique because I knew it had to be very special. I went into prayer for a little while and not too long after the Lord told me exactly what He wanted me to do. I know that many people are skeptical about the way the Lord speaks but let me tell you....if you're willing to listen, the Holy Spirit will guide you...that small still voice is very powerful! I have many testimonies about this.

The Lord told me that when the time would come, take my husband's Bible, turn to Psalm 127:3 and write: "Papi, I will see you On (due date)! I LOVE YOU! I completely loved the idea, something only God could give me especially because I wanted my hubby to remember this day forever and it would now be recorded in his Bible.
Once I got home the day I found out we were expecting, I put my plan to work. I wrote in his Bible exactly what the Lord told me and sat it on the coffee table.

I kept looking at the clock and 5:30pm wasn't coming fast enough lol. When he got home, he wanted to drop something off at the neighbors. I knew I had to act quickly so I asked him if he could please read to me Psalm 127:3 out of his Bible. Being a little lost, he asked why? I said, "I wanted to hear it in your Bible" we have different translations. He seemed a little puzzled but went with the flow. He read the verse once and looked up. The camera rolling kinda lost him a little lol. I then asked him to continue reading....he read verse 4 lol. I couldn't believe that he wasn't seeing the dark black print lol. I, nervously told him to read "126" instead of 127 lol but he knew what I meant so he reads it again only this time...he noticed my message! At first he seriously thought I was messing with him since we joke alot with each other. He ought to know better...I would never joke about being pregnant lol. It took him a lil bit but then he came over, hugged me and we both were..only this time..tears of pure JOY!!!! Let me tell you, one of the best feelings ever!!! He told me he loved the way I surprised and thought the idea was so neat!

Our faith had grown because of this. One of the first things my husband told me was that now we needed to write a praise on the prayer request slip at church..a praise that God had answered our fervent prayer! We knew they'd rejoice after praying for so long! We thank God for taking us on the 3 yr journey because it makes all so much sweeter, much more special but most important, we learned very valuable lessons along the way. We now have a very special relationship with the Lord. It took us on a whole new level with Him...a very intimate one! I would like to minister to women who are in the shoes I wore for 3 long yrs. God already sent me a very special woman who opened up to me and who's heart yearns to be a mom. I also have one cousin and two very good friends whom I'm praying can also conceive.

Believe in the power of God's's alive! Believe in miracles they happen to ordinary people like you and I

This is a snap shot of the happy couple...full of gratitude, filled with amazement, bursting with joy!!!


Timmy's Girl @ Luv My Quiver Full Of Arrows said...

I love you both and am so thrilled!

That was a very cute idea, and how sweet that you were obedient to God to follow the Holy Spirit on how to surprise my little brother.

I love the picture of Manny reading the bible... I don't think I have ever seen that done, lol. He is reading!!! WOW!!! J/kiddin' little brother. You are going to be a Daddy!

Can't wait to hear what the gift you bought for the baby is. I know you have been waiting to do that for years, girl.

xoxo, Veronica -SIS

Jen&Carter said...

That is awesome how you told Dh. That is a very unique, I love it. I admire you for your obedience in our Father as you waited for your time. I went through a rough time with waiting in God timing and in trusting and obeying him as I waited for my miracle. you are a inspiration to me. I really struggled after the miscarriage.But God is in control, and all we can do is trust and pray. Thanks for sharing.

Christian Mommy Writer said...

God gave you an awesome idea on how to make things special for you and your husband. I'm so excited for you. Children are a blessing and a reward from God. Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy. You are in for the ride of your life! :-)

kristilea said...

That is wonderful! I'm glad you asked the Lord what to do and listened for His answer. This is truly somthing your husband will be able to keep and look back upon for a long time. How special. It brings tears to my eyes, just thinking about you two at that very moment...hugging and sharing in the inmeasurable joy of your news!

Becky said...

I love the picture of him reading- to me, a picture is worth 1000 words. If you look closely, it always says more than it appears. God answers our prayers in so many different ways. For years, my husband and I prayed for a baby to come to us - we went through miscarriage, invasive fertility testing, and on and on. God speaks to us all differently, and he put people in our paths to this day that have shown us the many different roads to parenthood. Now, as Jer is leaving for deployment for the next year and then some, one would think that our parenting plans have been put on hold. Not so, while he's gone I will be researching the path of adoption and when he gets home, we hope to start the journey to discovering our future children together! I'm so happy for you and your husband and so glad your prayers have been answered. On my end, I'm so glad I opened up my eyes and ears to how God was reaching out to us in our life the past 4 years and my husband and I are closer than ever, and stronger than ever in our faith, due to this. Your writing is truly an inspiration to so many people! And, always feel free to email me! My email's on my blog. :)

Anonymous said...

i'm so touched that you did that for my brother! I'm so excited!!! HURRAY!!! a nephew/neice (or both at the same time... ahem... hint hint) from my brother and you! WOOHOO!!!

La Familia Garcia said...

Aawww! WHAT Great news!! I can feel your excitement with every word of your post. I'm so happy for you two and know that God will bless you so much as he has already been preparing your hearts for being such great parents!

Continue to look to him even with things get tough! He will continue to bring you through each and every situtation and bring you closer to him!

Amber said...

What a wonderful way to tell your hubby. And like you said it will be recorded in a very special place for all time.

I'm so happy for you!

Allison said...

Congradulations! I know you are both beyond thrilled. I wish you the best of luck and the least of morning sickness... but I know you'll love every minute of it.

Brenda said...

That is beautiful! Congratulations. I do know exactly how you feel as we went through the same 'delay' in getting pregnant. I wouldn't change how the Lord planned our children for us for the world.
His timing is perfect.

Alicia said...

I can't believe I totally missed this post!!!

I love how you prayed about how to share the news w/ your husband!! I can imagine your anticipation for him to come home!!

I'm so excited for you both!

Anonymous said...

What a great way to break the news. xoxo