I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him.
-1 Samuel 1:27
From the time we decided to try, I imagined telling Justin in a cute, unique way. Those who know me would also expect no less. So…How did I tell him? I wish I could say it was in an amazing way but alas here’s the real story…
I expected to start my period in the morning of May 4, 2013. When that didn’t happen, I waited till after work and purchased a home pregnancy test on the way home. Who knew there were so many different tests to choose from? (Thanks to the Target Cashier who reassured me that it never gets easier. Perhaps, she could tell I was nervous to purchase a test. But then again, I felt the urge to reassure the Cashier that this was a planned pregnancy at 31 years with my husband of 5+ years.) As soon as I arrived home, I pulled the first test out and before I could even finish peeing two lines appeared. Was I really pregnant? Even though, I knew in my heart it was going to positive, there is still that moment of shock when the two lines appear. Wanting more confirmation, I took the second test. POSITIVE!!! It was true. I was pregnant! Our lives had changed forever. I couldn’t stop smiling. Honestly, to this day I don’t know how I kept this wonderful blessing to myself the first night. The following morning when Justin comes home, I show him test #1. He just stared at them. I was anxious for him to realize what he was holding and gave him test #2. I’ll never forget Justin handing them back to me frustrated saying “I can’t read this, Just tell me what it says.” I tell him, “We are pregnant!” Such a memorable moment as his eyes tear up and he asks me if I am serious. The Griffin family had expanded. The Lord had blessed us with our miracle. ~XoXo