There were two of us and we were happy.
We started to talk about adding one more....
"Let's wait awhile", he suggested.
I may have pouted a little....
"If we try in the spring, you'll get the new 1 year maternity leave," he reminded.
Reluctantly, I agreed.
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails."
Valentine's Day came and went.
A few weeks later, we finally decided to buy THE test.
We sat in shock for an hour.
followed by long stretches of pondering silence.
She was born on the 4th of November after a quick and loud delivery.
We held this priceless, pink bundle and wondered who she was and who she would become.
NINE years later.....
Abigail Elizabeth Anne Hall
She is a gift - an absolute delight.
Many people remark that she is destined for greatness...
Her kindergarten teacher wept when we took Abbey back to Canada with us...
She is warm and funny, responsible and kind.
She is an excellent artist and a creative author.
When she grows up, she hopes to be a writer and a mother.
She's a pre-tween, we like to say, and that means she struggles with her share of
She doesn't take everything at face value and often needs proof.
I worry sometimes that this will hold her back in life,
but really I think it will propel her all the further.
We love her and pray God's best for her.
We pray that her love for the Lord will grow and grow - that she will use the many gifts He's given her to spread His love and the power of His salvation.
"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have the power...to grasp
how wide and how long
and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."