Last night, I had a sleepover with my 3 year old niece, the Diva. We don't usually have sleepovers on weeknights, but this time when she asked, I just couldn't say no.
It was a sweet time. She was just so excited to have this special time with her Ti Ti all to herself. I, of course, was blessed beyond all reason by her sweetness and desire to be with me.
Just before we went to bed, I told her the story of the day she was born and how God answered my prayer. See, about 4 months in to her pregnancy, my sister-in-law had an ultrasound and the doctor told her she would have a boy. They picked a name, a nickname, and we started buying baby boy things. But me, I just felt in my heart that a girl baby would be better for their family.
I had my reasons.
So I started praying. God is the creator of all things. If it was a boy, he could make it a girl. He also orders and ordains all things, so he could have made the doctor read the ultrasound incorrectly. Only He is perfect and infallible.
I prayed for the next 5 months, daily, that T.J. would be a girl and not a boy. And, low and behold, it was! And, I am so thankful. I'm thankful she was a girl. I'm thankful she loves to spend time with her Ti Ti. I'm thankful she has dimples. And, I'm thankful that everytime we snuggle down to sleep and I say "You wanna pray?" She smiles real big, snuggles closer and says "Yes."
You can read more about my precious girl, here: http://lifeofamadfatwoman.blogspot.com/2008/07/diva.html