It's a Boy!!!!

By this time tomorrow, I'll probably have my second grandchild.  I am SO excited.  If this little one, Adam Fisher Brantley, is half as wonderful as his older brother, Harrison Cothran Brantley, then we are all blessed many times over.

There is one thing I know about Fisher already: he has fantastic parents.  He did a super job picking them!

I want to share what his mom (my daughter Mandy) posted a few days ago.  It made me cry.

"I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him over to the Lord. For his whole life will be given over to the Lord." 1 Samuel 1:27-28

As we closed out 2010 and are full-steam ahead into 2011, I can't help but reflecting on how absolutely crazy 2010 has been for us. I remember that I begged in my first post on this blog for 2010 that it would be a Year of Peace. Well, I can't say that it has. So, I'm not claiming anything this year.

This year has been marked by pregnancy...ones that have not been viable, and one that is about to become to fruition (see my post when I announced this for more info). Anyway, the other day, I was looking through the pictures on my phone when I came across this photo of a positive pregnancy test. The date on it was 5/4/2010. I wasn't sure as I had a few positive tests and against my husbands protest, I always sent them to Allison as she walked through this struggle every day with me.

But when I came across this test, I was flooded with the emotions that I felt that day. I remember sitting in my bathroom and saying aloud, "you have got to be (kidding) [getting] me. I cannot do this again." And by "this," I was referencing another failed pregnancy. I felt defeated the moment I saw the blue lines and just knew isn't possible for me to actually have this turn into something.

Well, almost eight months to the day after taking the test and quite a few pounds larger, I'd say it has turn(ed) into something. God is good. That collection of thoughts sent me into cries of adoration for my Father in Heaven that I could not seem to control. It was a tender moment, that I will never forget.

And we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of this little blessing. I called Adam on Dec 30th and said, "how badly do you want a tax deduction? I'm willing to stomach the Castor oil." In typical Adam form he replied, "Mandy, I can wait until Wednesday. I have a lot I need to do in the next few days before this baby comes." He apparently doesn't know what it feels like to be 100 months pregnant....
Welcome to this glorious world, Fisher. You are a blessing and you are blessed.   I love you already! 

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Rebecca Ramsey said...

How beautiful! And how exciting for all of you!
Congrats to you and your beautiful, growing family, and I wish God's best to you for 2011!

Sandee said...

Congratulations. I just became a great grandma last week. It's indeed exciting.

Have a terrific day. :)

Syd said...

Nice. Many congratulations to all.

The Retired One said...

Congratulations!!!! I hope you post a photo when the little bundle arrives!!

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