Talk of possibly having another baby has been flying around our house for the past few months. Should we be blessed enough to get pregnant again, I’m fine with another girl or a boy. Hubby is definitely ‘Team Boy’ while Monkey has firmly planted herself on ‘Team Girl’. For a while she was excited for a baby brother, but has recently become quite certain she will have a baby sister:
“I don’t think so. Besides, we don’t know if it’s going to be a baby sister or a baby brother. God decides,” I answered.
“God told my heart it was going to be a baby sister,” she told me with absolute conviction.
“And He said it’s alright to name her ‘Mermaid’?” I was skeptical.
“Yes. He told my heart,” she affirmed.
Well, color me happily surprised. Reading a Bible verse every night and saying our prayers together really seems to be affecting my little angel (perhaps not as much as the movie ‘The Little Mermaid’ has affected her, but close enough).
It was at least a month ago when I explained that God always listens to our prayers and He speaks to our hearts. I haven’t really talked about it since, but on many nights we have read this short devotion from Really Woolly Bedtime Prayers by Bonnie Rickner Jensen:
[God] goes ahead of you,
To guide you with His love.
He helps you when you ask Him to,
With wisdom from above.
And when you say your prayers at night
He’s listening –it’s true!
He whispers to your little heart,
I am taking care of you.