Well, I didn’t think something like this would happen at my appointment yesterday. My doctor who also performs the ultrasounds shared that he doesn’t normally do ultrasounds for gender before 20-24 weeks. He did see my disappointment and put the probe back on my belly to take a peek. He thinks we have a 70% chance at having a boy. This doesn’t tell us much as Matthew and I are black and white thinkers. So, hopefully we will find out on March 19th when I go in next. : )
I did see what the doctor saw and it looks like boy parts, but it could be the cord too. He did share that he’s usually wrong when he thinks it’s a girl… so I’m still hopeful. I really want a boy and feel that this is a boy I am carrying. We’ll see though…. I guess we need to wait some more. : )
I just had to add this picture I found last April. It is just beautiful and so touching. Though it could be a girl, I always saw this baby as a boy. Oh how my heart yearns for just one more boy.
A friend sent me this link this morning regarding a documentary of a saintly pastor in Korea who built a drop box in his church building where women could drop off their infants, rather than abandon them: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TA-G9kQMzJY
We don’t watch movies but I would love to see a true documentary on such a saint. What a beautiful and touching documentary. I hope that some of you can see this and can let me know how good it really is. Hopefully this will be available on Amazon Prime before long.
Here’s an article I found on this saintly man and what he is doing: http://dailysignal.com/2015/02/09/one-mans-fight-save-hundreds-unwanted-perfect-lives/
I haven’t written on here as we have all been sick with a cold that just doesn’t seem to want to get better. I think I am getting better but it goes on day after day… It’s been probably 10 days or so. Hopefully soon…
We will find out the gender of our little baby next Wednesday in the afternoon. It’s funny but the importance of having a specific gender decreases as the pregnancy progresses and I feel the baby move. I shared this with my husband this morning and he shared with me that the importance has diminished for him too. : )
If we have a boy, we’ll name him Benjamin Manasseh Geraci
If we have a girl, we haven’t settled yet but we do like the name Mary
So, I’ll update next Wednesday evening. Maybe by then I’ll be feeling well enough to do a post soon thereafter. I even got a picture of some of our little “sickies”. : ) I hope everyone has been doing well.
Here’s one more video of the kids, starting with Leah. I am not the best video recorder and do it pretty infrequently so don’t mind the quality. The videos do take up a lot of memory on the blog so I will just put one up occasionally and then remove them after a while.
Your beautiful picture here deserves a post to itself. You are becoming such a handsome young man Matthew. You are such a sweet boy at 6 years old. You are the most physical of all the kids… always wanting back rubs, always coming up to Momma in the kitchen to touch me or rub me on my back. You are a sweetheart! Right now you are on a math frenzy. Several times a day you will pull out your math book and do a few pages. You even did some right before bed! You don’t get your love for math from your Momma! : )
We finally put up an “About Us” page. I guess it’s about time after all these years. : )
“God never built anything among men without first delivering to them a pattern.”
I read this last night of Jim Elliot from “Shadow of the Almighty.” It was as if God was speaking to me through Jim Elliot’s writings to give me assurance that one day He will move us and that He has been showing us a pattern in which He wants us to follow when the time does come for us to leave.
How foolish my last post seems regarding our financial situation now in light of the big picture… the big picture that He continually shows us as a pattern. The pattern that we are going to be able to help other Christians. Christians who are struggling, brothers and sisters who are being persecuted as the Stanley family or the principle of a school who was asked to leave because she included a Christian website link on a newsletter: http://christiannews.net/2015/01/27/texas-principal-put-on-leave-after-linking-to-christian-website-now-reinstated/
The persecutions that we are seeing today are nothing for what is to come. It is a scary and exciting time to live in. We believe strongly that the Lord is leading us in this direction to help other Christians because it will help shape our children for their times when persecutions will reign worst. It will put an imprint upon their souls as to what is important in life and that they are to help one another. We’re hoping this will go down to our grandchildren who will really see it regarding any topic such as homosexuality, home schooling, or anything to do with Christ and His ways that don’t line up with the common churches’ image of Him.
Anyways, I had to share this today. The Lord keeps giving us a Word here and there of encouragement that He does have a purpose for our stay here but that one day He will move us. I keep reading of Jim Elliot and how he had to wait years to go out on the missionary field. The Lord was preparing him and though he didn’t want to go to college, the Lord led him there. He was able to learn how to interpret different languages through linguistic courses. The Lord knew what He was doing. We know right now that we are in His hands and that He knows what He is doing. It is good to be at rest today and now worry about something so menial as our financial situation when we have food on our table every night, clothes and shelter and a vehicle in which to travel to the store.
Some of my friends on here have foster children and adopted children of special needs. God showed you a pattern first and even now that you are fulfilling it, He is doing something through those children and others who are a witness to as your lives carry on a pattern for His good work. He is so good. : )