Wednesday, August 16, 2006

It's a ......

Boy!
We had the ultra-sound this morning. For a long time I had really wanted a son, but in some ways had believed a lie that God wouldn't give me a son because maybe I wasn't cut out for it. He has been addressing that, teaching me about my security in Him, and the other week I was able to say, "Lord, I really would like to have a son, you know that, but if you give us a girl, I will receive her and rejoice at your gift to us." So while I was certainly anxious to see if we were having a boy or a girl, I was at peace with the Lord's plan for us. Diane and I do rejoice with this news, and are thankful that my office (soon to be our son's room) is already painted blue.

7 comments:

Sean said...

congratulations, Marshall. having a boy and a girl is wonderful (you know, when it's not driving you insane ;-)

Marshall said...

Thanks, Sean; you know of what you speak!

brandon said...

Congrats Marshall!! But do your boy a favor, dont make him wear a 'fanny pack'(or lumbar bag if that makes you feel better) like you do;-)

kristen said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! I got so excited to see you are having a boy as I know how much this means to you! I am so excited for you and Diane and the girls and can not wait to meet the newest addition to the family in January! Send my love to the girls!

suz said...

Wonderful!!!! I am so excited for both of you, in fact I am speachless and can only sit here and smile:)!

Kellsey said...

Marsh, that's fantastic news! I am very excited for you both!

I have to admit that in my heart of hearts I am longing for a little girl this time around. I think I will be a little sad if this turns out to be another boy, and I am praying that God would bring his joy to my heart over this child if that is so. (Not to say that I would be really sad, just a little.)

Last time, when we thought we were having a girl, I really wasn't ready for a girl, but this time I find that that is truly what I am longing for. We don't get to find out until Sep 5th...if the little one cooperates (Aidan did not cooperate the first time we had our sonogram to see, and then, of course, the second time--which my doctor was so gracious to let us have--he was turned in such a way as to make it a "difficult angle". So, i was not as suprised as I could have been when they told us 10 days before his birth that he was not a girl as they had originally thought....All this to say that I am quite familiar with the modest baby, and I am hoping and praying that this time around we'll have a flasher on our hands).

Marshall said...

THanks for all the good comment lovin'. Brandon, it is a LUMBAR PACK, and don't you forget it (kind of sassy for an intern, aren't you?)

Kellsey, I hope that you all are going to have a little girl - they are wonderful. I think that God is totally cool with us having desires for things like a little boy or a little girl baby, and what He wants is for us to feel that desire, yet let it remain a desire and not a demand. Receiving what He gives is a freeing lesson to learn, and is a great way to honor the Lord. So go ahead and long for that little girl, and if there is another boy in there, be sad for a time that your desire was not met. But then, as I know you will, trust the Lord that the gift He has given you is perfect in His plans for you and is the most loving gift that He, as your Father, has for you.