First of all, THANK YOU for being so excited with us over this new baby!
I wish I could say that the day we found out about our 3rd baby was just like any other day. But, it wasn't. It was December 6th. The very same day that my sweet friend, Michelle, went to be with Jesus. For both reasons, December 6th will always be a day that I remember.
I saw Michelle just 5 days before she passed away. We were at our friend's baby shower & I distinctly remember her telling me that she thought it was time we had another baby. I mean, the first 2 had turned out so cute, so why stop there?! I laughed. We were ready, too; we just didn't think it would be that easy.
I found out about Michelle on the morning of the 6th. Much of the day was spent talking to friends & trying to keep myself busy with the boys. I also had to take our neighborhood stray cat, Gutter, to the vet for a test with both kids in tow.
That afternoon I was running around the house making sure I had everything I needed for the boys & the cat. I opened a cabinet in the kitchen to grab something & saw a box with 1 pregnancy test. I honestly had not even thought about it until that very moment, but for some reason I felt like I needed to test. So, I took the test, put it aside, and put Gutter cat in the crate. I almost left for the vet without even looking at it but remembered as we were walking out the door.
Two lines. Clear as day.
WHAT. I immediately got goosebumps just thinking about the timing & circumstances of that day. That day that would forever be etched in my brain. I had lost one of my best friends but also found out we would be welcoming another precious baby into this world. A new life. A new life that Michelle had talked about less than a week before. Life went full circle that day & I know Michelle was smiling big. It still gives me chills just thinking about it. I don't know exactly why God planned things like this or how it all is intertwined, but this story will always be beautiful to me. It's a story about how God showed me something beautiful when I was feeling broken.
World, meet Baby May #3. This sweet baby will enter our fun & crazy lives about 1 week after Griffin's 2nd birthday in August. Thank you for sharing our joy as we add one more (and likely last) baby to our family!