One day we were standing in the line at our local Walmart, the three little ladies and myself, when a voice behind us said, “Are you going to try again for a boy?”
Never had I met this man before in my life. I am pretty sure our circles would NEVER cross except for the fact that we shopped at the same Walmart.
While I was debating in my head what to say to this neighborly person, my Lee-Girl said confidently, “I have a brother – my brother is in heaven.”
Then her big eyes waited for this unsuspecting man to respond.
I just smile, an “I am sorry, but it’s true” sort of smile at him.
Now we had made the poor fellow feel quite awkward.
But he is not the first person who ask me if we will try again for the male version of a baby. I actually get that statement and the comment about how expensive weddings will be more often than not.
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Anyway, I always contemplate the answers I should give: Should I tell them the truth and then make them feel awful? Should I just smile and ignore their question?
That is what I usually do.
“Who wants a piece of candy?” (Pretending I didn’t hear them)
Because here is the thing: By asking if we are going to “try again” for a little boy, these inquirers are saying, we have subpar children…or that we need a boy for our lives to be complete.
And they are wrong. My life is simply wonderful with these three little ladies.
Lesson #5: Girls are awesome!
Sure, they do not have a brother, but God has given them other young men in their lives who are wonderful examples of Godly little boy/young men. And, Lord-willing, one day, they will each have a young man who will commit his life to hers. (And Dustin hopes that these young men love to hunt and/or fish…)
The Lord knew that I would need these three little ladies each as unique as each piece of sea glass that you find in the Outer Banks. And each one of them fits into the puzzle of our family perfectly…
Because an amazing Creator made each one perfectly and wonderfully.
And I praise His Holy Name for that.
So, if you see me out with my three little ladies and wonder if we are going to try again for a boy, the answer is that we know that God’s plans are not our own. And we trust Him to lead us and to guide us and if He chooses to give us a little lad…we will thank Him.
And if not, we will thank Him also.
“You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.” Psalm 139:16
“Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3