Sometimes it gets a little much to update on everything! This summer was a little busy with my sister getting married (yay!), I am still in school, Chris is still in school, etc. In the middle of it all, at one of my sister's showers I asked a family friend of ours to pray for Chris and I to conceive. I asked her to pray for our baby by name: Boaz Nehemiah. So a 89 year old woman began praying for our baby, not yet conceived, by name.
The name? Well, two years ago in one of my leadership classes I had to write a paper (imagine that!) about a leader from the Bible. I kept being drawn to Boaz. What a man of God! His story points to the Lord. Kinsman Redeemer. The name means: Strength in Him. Chris and I talked and knew that if we were one day blessed with a son we would name him Boaz.
Nehemiah. Such a leader. The name means: God has comforted. And truly He has. And does. And will. The pain of infertility is still so fresh and painful in our hearts. I think it lasts forever.
And so we went to my sister's wedding...I was the matron of honor, and Lorelei was the flower girl. The wedding was beautiful and we are so happy for Patti and Mike! After the wedding we traveled a few hours further to visit Chris' family. Miki got to go with us. She took lots of pictures. Pictures in which I looked pregnant in. I had no idea what was going on. When we got home I took a pregnancy test.
It was positive. Chris was at work. I called him and told him. Just like I did with Lorelei. My mom was still in town so I went upstairs to tell her and my hand started shaking crazily with the test and I started crying hysterically (haha!) and she thought I was waving a thermometer at her and that I was sick! So funny!
Boaz Nehemiah is due April 2, 2012.