Thursday, February 3, 2011

My plan...and God's plan

We've been very busy this last week in our "babyland".

We now know that our little one is in fact a GIRL! We're so excited! We quickly came home that night and Josh and I began a huge debate on names. It went on for hours until we finally settled on naming her Britton Mckenzie. Now its just the countdown until she's here...of course, there will plenty of things to get done before then!

I was sitting around today, just thinking about my life as a mommy. I really had to somewhat laugh at the "plan" I had for my "mommydom". I laughed because I had a plan to have boys. Isn't that funny? I never actually saw myself having daughters. Not that I didn't think little girls were great, I just didn't know if I could handle girls! You know how your mother will tell you "One day, I hope you have a daughter just like you so you can see how rotten you were!" I honestly didn't think that day would come.

I'm a tomboy. I'm not too "girly". I'm comfy in jeans and t-shirt. Growing up, I liked to climb trees...and even took part in bug eating. I liked to get dirty and hated when I had to wear dresses or sit there as my mom brushed out my hair. seemed natural that I would have boys, right? Plus...if I had a daughter who was just like me...well, we sure would butt heads a lot!

But my plan, and God's plan...those are two completely different things. And really, His plan just works so much better, right?

So here I am...with an almost 6 year old little girl...and another girl on the way. I couldn't be happier.

With Anistyn, I was so scared to have a girl. I can't really say why...I just was. But when  she arrived, she proved me wrong about wanting only boys. She is the highlight of my life and saved me from many things. We have so much fun together. Although I was never a huge "princess" lover...I sure became one with her. She is the girliest little girl ever. I adore it.

Britton...I don't know her personality yet, but I can't wait to. Maybe she'll be a tomboy like her mama. Maybe she'll follow her big sister and adore princesses and dressing up. Whichever the case though...I will love her just the same.

I believe in the saying "God will never give you more than you can handle." I never thought I could handle girls. Now, I'll have two of them. I can handle it though...and I wouldn't have it any other way.

1 comment:

  1. God loves to remind us that our plans are not the same as His. But He sure does give us wonderful things, doesn't He? Sometimes we have to adjust our direction, or actually, let Him adjust our direction - but when we follow Him we always get where we are needing to be.