Life is hard. It is messy & intense & crazy. . . & beautiful & downright magical. All you have to do is look around to find some of its magic. . .
Yesterday, as the handsome husband I were having a little chat, we came to a realization. . . There are so many little things that just added up into this perfect, magically BLESSED moment.
Let me attempt to explain:
NINE YEARS ago, on yesterday's date (April 14), was my due-date for my little RJ's birth. He held out for another week-&-a-half, proving the stubbornness that he still holds to this day.
TODAY (April 15) is my dear, sweet aunt's birthday. She passed away a few years ago, but I know she watches over us all.
NEXT JANUARY 11 (2015), will be the SIXTEEN YEAR anniversary of my mother's death.
How are all these things connected?
I have been so extremely light-headed lately. And, along with a few other unpleasant symptoms to share, the handsome husband & I decided it was time to take a test. I asked him to pick one up on his way home from work yesterday. He did. Then I did. And, then there were two pink lines! They showed up IMMEDIATELY!! 😉
My head was spinning — & not from the light-headedness I have been experiencing lately! I filled up my water glass & S – L – O – W – L – Y told the handsome husband that there were two lines & the three minutes weren't even close to being up yet. He must've understood exactly what that meant!
He got a funny look on his face, obviously processing what he just heard; it was quickly followed by an ear-to-ear grin (that didn't let up for most of the rest of the evening). He was immediately up out of his seat & hugging & kissing me. Then, in a flash, he was in the bathroom, where I had left the test, whipping his cell phone out of his pocket to snap a photo of our “evidence,” which he promptly texted to his mother.
There were all kinds of phone calls made: parents first, along with my grandmother & four uncles, our siblings & close friends. (We've decided to tell the boys they are going to be big brothers by sending them a “big brother” tee-shirt of some sort! How fun, right?! We will over-night it tomorrow.)
Then, even though it's totally unconventional to thoroughly share this kind of news so early, we discussed it further & decided we are okay with NOT following the norm. . . SO we made the announcement on Facebook! Since moving so recently & having so many friends & family members that we keep in touch with this way, it seemed highly appropriate.
We are thrilled! Don't get me wrong, I still have plenty of fears. . . (Read about 'em here, if you're curious.) AND, we have lots of planning to do. . . BUT, nonetheless, this is. . . an exciting, MAGICAL time in our lives & we couldn't be happier!
SO, back to those original three dates. . .
Yesterday, on little RJ's due-date from nine years ago, we found out that God is blessing us with a little one. . . (How appropriate!)
If that's not enough, even though we do not have an official due date yet, if my math is even remotely correct, I suspect that this little one will be due right around the sixteen-year anniversary of my mother's death in January. (I sense some extra healing during that time of year!)
AND, on the eve of yet another deceased family member's birthday, I got to tell the rest of my family that we will be welcoming a new life into this world. (What a pleasant “distraction!”)
I do not believe in coincidences. Therefore, this is the magic that is God. . . If this is not proof of His work here, I don't know what is!
Where can you see the magic in your life? Let me know in the comments, below.
This was written as part of the Two Shoes Tuesday link up hosted at Texas Two Shoes. My first time participating! Every Tuesday, Josie will give two prompt words to choose from. The word does not necessarily need to be a part of our entry, as long as it is used as inspiration. This week's prompts were “Move” or “Magic.”