1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
I never dreamed I’d be a boy mom. Having a daughter seemed like it was a given. I just knew the first baby was a girl even though my husband just knew it was a boy. Turns out, his daddy instincts are better than my mama instincts. At least in gender predictions.
We went through the same thing all over again with baby #2. I was so convinced this baby was a “she” that I ordered her a necklace. A beautiful piece with a “K” and a soft pink jewel. She was even named. Elliana. God has answered my prayers.
God did answer but not in the form of a little girl. I’m a proud mama to two little boys now. A role I never thought I’d take on but grow to love more each day. I don’t know if anyone can love a mama like a little boy.
But still my heart longs for a little girl. Maybe my day will come when the doctor will excitedly announce: “She’s a girl!”
Until then, I’ll settle into my role as boy mom–one that continues to grow and stretch me and bend me on my knees begging for God’s grace more than anything I’ve ever experienced. Ultimately, that’s what it’s all about. Leaning into the grace of the Father to parent the souls entrusted to me.