Our surprise blessing came not a moment too soon. In June of last year, I found out I was expecting. My husband and I didn’t think that we would have any more kids… honestly… we didn’t think we wanted any more.

The day I took the pregnancy test I told my husband that I had been feeling this strange nervous feeling in my stomach… a feeling that I have only had when I was pregnant. We both just looked at each other and laughed. It was a laugh like: “No….it can’t be.” I even said, “I hope this is just a waste of a dollar,” before I walked into the dollar store to pick up a test.

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WHEN WE GOT HOME AND I TOOK THE TEST… IT IMMEDIATELY TURNED POSITIVE.

I was in shock. We weren’t really doing anything to prevent pregnancy, but we just didn’t really expect it to happen. We weren’t really wanting it to happen.

THE ENTIRE PREGNANCY WAS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER.

I remember one day my sister came by my house and she pulled up into my driveway.  As I walked toward her van I started to tear up. She asked me what was wrong and I burst into tears. I was sobbing. I had been thinking about the pregnancy all day… and I just didn’t know how I was going to add another child to my home… to our routine.

There were many other days when I would just cry and cry because I was so overwhelmed by the thought of having another child. My body was hurting… I was sick… and terrified of giving birth again.

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BUT WHEN THE DAY ARRIVED AND I GAVE BIRTH TO MY 5TH CHILD, I WAS SO OVERJOYED.

This little life brought me so much happiness and my heart was overflowing with love. He is one of the best surprises I have ever gotten! He lights up my life!!

My grandma always used to say that children were little rays of sunshine sent from the Lord. Well…. he must’ve known that I needed some more sunshine in my life!

THE LORD KNOWS JUST WHAT YOU NEED AND WHEN YOU NEED IT.

Every time I look at his little face I can’t even imagine what my life would be like without him, and I am so beyond thankful for my surprise blessing!

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

— Psalm 127:3-5

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