May I ask you a word of advice? How do you deal with people acting as if it is a disappointment that you are having another boy? Surely you’ve dealt with this after so many boys. I am so just grateful for a healthy child. I told the Lord when I found out I was expecting…that I would be happy with whatever he gives me. We had been trying for four years!
Do these folks act as if they are disappointed you are having another boy, or as if they think that you must be? I guess I didn’t pay close enough attention to notice whether anyone was disappointed when we had boy after boy (after boy after boy). There would have been little I could do about it had I known. Of course, if you mean that people assume you must be disappointed, you can reassure them that you would be thoroughly delighted with either sex and are just so very grateful to be having a baby at all — especially one with a clean bill of health! We’ve never been able to understand people who have a strong preference for girls over boys or vice versa. Our main prayer for all our children, since before any were born, is that each one would come to faith at an early age. Beyond that, we pray that if it please the Lord, they would be strong and healthy and whole. The sex of our children has honestly never even made the list. Maybe I’d feel differently if we’d had all boys and no girls at all, or all girls and no boys…. then perhaps I would hope for what we didn’t already have… but as it is, we are quite content to let God decide whether He sends us sons or daughters, without our petitioning for one over the other!