Tuesday, September 07, 2010

three little birds.

It always begins with a letter to Claire.

Dear Clairegirl,
First you asked me if we could have another baby. I suggested prayer. You wanted to pray specifically for a sister. I gently reminded you that I really wanted your brother to be a sister and that God had other ideas. I told you what I know to be true, He gives us what we need. Still you wanted to pray. So we did. We asked Him to bring us another baby in His timing. You piped in "Our baby should be a sister!" I didn't know at the time that a tiny one was already on the way.

I can't promise you a sister. And after having a very sick family for most of the summer, the timing of this feels crazy. But, Clairegirl, the timing of your birth was crazy too. The same God who knew that I needed my sweet little Mister knew that I needed you even before I did.

The wonderful thing about number three is the contentment in knowing that baby brother or baby sister, it truly doesn't matter. When a pregnant friend confessed that she was hoping for another girl and ended up with a boy, I could relate. I could also tell her with confidence that she is going to be crazy about her boy. That having a boy is magical. That it is one of the very best things I've ever done. Then she asked me if we'd have another baby and at the time I didn't know that it would be so soon, but I told her I felt sure that there would be one more. She said, "Then you can get your girl." She didn't understand that it didn't matter to me anymore. I hope someday that whoever this baby becomes, HE or SHE will be full of the sweetness I see in you.
It always ends with a picture of this guy:

Sweet boy,
You're going to be a terrific big brother. Just please wait to wrestle til the baby can escape your clutches.


Jennipher said...

this is just wonderful! so blessed for you and the curtis clan:) you will be in my prayers!

Alida said...

Just so you know...Isabela is rooting for a girl. Luke is rooting for a boy. I'm with you...I'm just plain ol' happy for all of you:)

cmhd said...

Congratulations, friend! I am so excited for all of you! I am especially glad for the new bond that will develop between your little ones as they get bigger. You will make 3 look as easy as you make 2 look. :)
Much love, C

Stephanie said...

How exciting! Really happy for you, and a big congratulations from another not-yet-but-soon-to-be momma to three little birds.

(I've been singing that song all week...)

momaof4 said...

WOW!!! SO fun!! Can't wait to see just how cute this one will be too!

Glory Laine said...

So wonderful!

Eric and Kristine said...

Yay congrats! :)

Anonymous said...

I was going to ask you at church then I got called out by my 3rd! Congrats! So excited for you! :0) We will be praying!

Cynthia said...

Okay, so I didn't know you were pregnant til I got your note in the mail last week! I think my neighbor probably heard me screaming:) Anyway, just wanted to say congrats now that I've caught up on your blog! Love you!

Priscilla Marie said...

yay! congrats!