I have already announced a few weeks ago on my Instagram what we are expecting this summer, but just to keep with the baby announcement posts on my blog, I’m writing a gender reveal post regardless.
Yes, we are expecting a little girl, and we are over the moon! It’s no secret that for my entire life I dreamed of having a little girl in my arms, so you can only imagine my shock and surprise when I heard the word “girl”. My pregnancy emotions were too much for me to contain, and I bawled my eyes out. I was extremely excited and in utter disbelief at the same time. It took me a few weeks to process the news, I couldn’t believe it to be true. However, I’ve reached that point where I finally do believe it, and this little one has given me a few signs that they are indeed a girl, giving me peace of mind.
I look forward to bringing up this tiny human, this little girl…
To teach her how strong she can become, that as a woman, she has her own strengths and skills from men, that being a girl is nothing to be ashamed of.
I want her to know that being beautiful is not just about appearance, but also below the surface of her skin.
That being vulnerable or asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, that any feelings or fears she has are valid and should not be kept hidden in fear of rejection or judgement from others.
I want her to learn to trust me, that as her mom I will protect her, to feel safe to come to me for comfort, and that I will listen to what she has to say and not turn her away.
For her to learn that she is a princess, a daughter of a King and our Heavenly Father, and that she is even more valuable and precious than jewels.
That she is and will be loved no matter what she does or path she takes in life.
I will do my best to guide her, and I will definitely turn to the Lord for help in providing me wisdom, patience, gentleness, gratitude, peace, and self-control, as my husband and I navigate how best to raise her and her future siblings.
We are halfway through spring, and soon summer will be upon us, and our darling daughter will make her arrival. Until then, I will be keeping her safe and warm inside my body, waiting for the moment she says, “Okay, mom, I’m ready. Here I come.”