once upon a time,
a husband and wife wanted to have a baby.
but try as they may,
they pretty quickly realized that they couldn't control that or make it happen.
they prayed and waited and longed for years.
hoping God would give them the desires of their hearts.
he did in the most beautiful way:
and they thought that would be their story.
that having kids would be difficult.
and maybe they'd just have this one.
but very soon after,
they were met with a great surprise:
and while they felt they had everything they could have hoped for,
they secretly wished for another child.
they doubted their desires
because they had been given two wonderful children already,
but the longing did not go away.
the ability to give themselves another child
obviously wasn't theirs again.
and the longing returned.
and the fears of not having.
God gave them the desires of their hearts once more
in the sweetest of ways:
they were happy.
a surprise was coming
they are happily overwhelmed
with the presence of four children
they like to call
(more to come... from number 6 and 7 from CA sessions...)