Today I had the pleasure of visiting an old friend who just had a new baby a few weeks ago. It's always a nice change of pace in my schedule when I have the chance to do something like this during a weekday. I was very excited and nervous about the visit because one of my gifts was a custom painting I did of her and her husband from their maternity photos. I decided to name the painting Wonder because they chose not to find out the sex of their baby until it arrived. This was truly a foreign concept to me, being a control freak and all, because I 'had' to know the sex of my babies so I could begin preparing. I'm a planner, very organized, sometimes anal about being on top of things. Until their pregnancy, I'd never known anyone personally who decided not to know. That would drive me insane! I believe this is a fine example of trusting in God's decision and living at peace with it, period. NO ifs, ands or buts about it. They prayed for a healthy and happy baby and they've gotten just that with their adorable little girl. I strive to be at that level of faith one day, but for now it's baby steps to wonderful living!
WONDER - private collector.