As most of you probably already know, or could have guessed from the title of this post, we’re expecting our first addition into our little family, and were over the moon excited about it!!!!! To think that God would take the love that we share together for each other and with Him and create it into a physical representation of that love for all the world to see just blows our minds! What a blessing! There really isn’t enough words to describe just how in love we are with our little Sweet P already, and we haven’t even met, let alone know what this little person is like yet! It’s just incredible how God fills your heart with pure, unconditional love from the very beginning for your children, even if you weren’t exactly expecting to add on to your family just yet, which is what this little happy surprise was! 🙂
So as the story goes we had just moved into our first home and were really focusing all our energy and attention on the joys of becoming new homeowners. We had both known that God was calling us towards a future in parenting and raising children, that our marriage was strong enough in The Lord and that we were ready to expand our family for quite some time now but thought we would wait a little longer just to get settled into our new place first. A few of our close friends would tease us right before we moved by saying things like “You know why God gave you that big house right? Because He’s going to fill it with a bunch of little Pomeroys!” or “I’m praying for your uterus/fertility/that God would bless you with a bunch of babies!” Some were even betting that we’d be pregnant with in the first month after the move. To which we would assure them they couldn’t possibly be right because we were on birth control, were taking it regularly (literally I had an alarm set to go off and would take it at the exact time every single night before bed), hadn’t been sick or on any other medications that could have possibly made it ineffective, and this method had worked for us for 3 and a half years so far! Well all we can say about that is you can prevent a lot of things but you can’t prevent God, that and our friends obviously ended up being right! lol Little did we know at the time though, that this was the wonderful path God was preparing us for and about to take us down!
So on Thursday, April 9, 2015 after being a few days late, I decided to take a home pregnancy test mainly to prove that I wasn’t carrying a second little life because I was so sure that we weren’t pregnant. This false assurance I had was mainly because I have been notorious in our home for freaking out in similar situations and getting Matt and myself all excited for nothing and was determined not to get myself or my husband worked up for no reason until it was official this time. So that morning as I sat there waiting for the results I got a call from Matt, like I do every morning, to tell me he had made it to work safely, chat about our mornings and how we couldn’t wait to see each other that night. Just as he was telling me about his day the results came up on the test. For the first time ever, there were two little pink lines across the screen! For the first time ever I wasn’t just getting excited over nothing, We Were Really Pregnant!!!! 🙂 I could barely keep my composure on the phone with him as my thoughts raced with joy, excitement and overwhelming praise to God for what He was doing! I scrambled to get off the line with Matt that away I wouldn’t spill the beans right there on the phone because I really wanted to tell him in person so we could celebrate this amazing miracle together.. and so I could witness his reaction first hand! lol He knew something was up though and kept gently, but diligently questioning me about what was going on, as well as called me back four times throughout the day to try and get me to come clean with whatever I was hiding. It’s hard for me to keep secrets to begin with, but near impossible to keep them from Matt because he knows me so well. Just a slight inflection in my voice and he can tell something is up and even what mood I’m in or how I feel about it. So he says he knew something wonderful had just happened and I was thrilled about it, and he wanted in on the action so he could share in my joy! Somehow though I managed to get off the phone each time without letting our little secret slip just yet.
That night I was so excited for Matt to come home from work so I could tell him he was going to be a daddy! I knew he was going to be thrilled since we had talked about this season of life many time before. Matt has always said that he feels that his main calling in life is to be a husband and father and how he couldn’t wait for the day in our future when I told him we were expecting! It was only a couple weeks away from Matts 26th birthday, therefore I had spent the entire evening preparing a special early birthday present for him from our baby. I figured a surprise would be a fun way to tell him since this child had already surprised me! 🙂 I could barely contain my enthusiasm as I heard the garage door open! Immediately as he walked in I greeted him with a big smile! I told Matt that a special package came for him today, and that I didn’t know who it was from but figured it was for his birthday and it must be pretty urgent/important since they sent it so early.. and that I thought he should open it right away! He gave me a knowing look, and asked if it was from me. I assured him it wasn’t and that I had no idea who might have sent it (which technically is true since neither of us know this little Sweet P of ours quite yet), but again thought it must be pretty pertinent since they sent it so early.
Matt took a seat at the kitchen table, where the birthday package sat in front of him. As he opened the package I could barely contain my joy! Inside, on the very top sat a birthday card that I had found at the store that evening which seemed perfect for the occasion because it was from a child to their father wishing him a happy birthday, thanking him for all he does for the child and it’s mother and telling him how much they love him. As an added detail I decided to tape the pregnancy test to the inside of the card so when he opened it he would see we were expecting, as well as write a note from the baby to Matt! Underneath of the card was a few baby/first time parent and father books that I had picked up at the store as well as a message inscribed in each of them from either myself or the baby to Matt. As soon as Matt picked up the card it flopped open, because of the weight it carried since the test was on the inside, and without a hesitation he turned around and looked at me with a huge smile on his face and said “Really?!!!!?!!” to which all I could do is shake me head up and down as he jumped out of his chair, threw his arms around me and gave me a bunch of big kisses and whispered in my ear just how much he loved me and how excited he was for this new adventure God was taking us on! 🙂
The rest of that night was filled with lots of belly kisses and conversations about our little one between me, Matt and God about what an amazing miracle our little Sweet P is and how thankful we are for God’s perfect timing. As well as how thankful we are that His plan falls perfectly into place and how cool it is to look back and see the pieces fit together that we couldn’t see until God revealed what He was working on at just the right moment in His masterpiece that is our life. It’s so awesome to see the harvest of the fruit He has been sowing in our marriage and family for quite some time now and to watch as different things He has been working on in us and through us come together to produce such a purely good thing, such a true blessing! And that He would choose us to work this part of His beautiful plan through, to tell the story of His infinite love, grace and wisdom! Just at the thought of that our hearts are overcome with gratitude that He would see us fit, in all our imperfections and flaws, to make us such an amazing part of His creation plan! It’s more goodness than we ever deserved. It’s sheer mercy, it’s heap loads of grace, and it’s absolutely beautiful! We’re simply in awe of it all!
Thanks for letting us share with you what an amazing thing God has done and is doing in our family right now! We ask that if you ever think of us throughout the day and/or our sweet little surprise miracle to join us in a quick prayer over our babies life. Specifically, that God would continue to protect, grow and develop it into a healthy, vibrant little boy or girl that loves Jesus with all it’s heart just as we do! 🙂
Much love & prayer,
Matt & Blair